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Morro Bay

Location: Morro Bay, California

MORRO BAY, CALIFORNIA: is located on the Pacific Coast of California about half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles near Hearst Castle and the Big Sur Coast. Morro Bay is a working fishing village and a famous California historical landmark. This quaint, artsy town is a pleasurable tourist destination which has very mild weather all year long.

MORRO BAY STATE PARK is rich with lagoon life and is natural bay habitat. The bay’s most prominent landmark is Morro Rock. The park provides opportunities for fishing, hiking sailing, and bird watching. The park also has a lively marina and an 18-hole public golf course. On the bay’s northeast edge is a lovely saltwater marsh that supports a flourishing bird population. A visit to the California Central Coast is not complete without a stop at the Museum of Natural History in Morro Bay State Park. The museum has activities for all ages: nature walks, exhibits, puppet shows, videos, insightful tours and special events.

Camping availability:
Camping is available on a first-come-first-served basis and may be closed due to renovation in March or other times during the entire construction project through 2005. For other overnight accommodations please call:

For information and reservations:
Park Telephone: 805-772-2560
Museum: 805-772-2694

CLIMATE: Morro Bay has moderate to cooler weather during the winter months. As with much of the central coast of California, temperatures may vary and layered clothing is recommended.


  • Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival
  • Morro Bay Jazz Festival
  • Art in the Park
  • Lighted Boat Parade/Dec 2
  • Christmas Street Faire
  • Art galleries
  • Folk dancing
  • Farmer’s Markets
  • Golf
  • Sport fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Whale watching
  • Wine tasting

Embarcadero Inn

Baywood Inn Bed & Breakfast

Dunning Country Inn

Marina Street Inn Bed & Breakfast

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