Morro Bay Travel Guide

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Morro Bay Travel Guide

Morro Bay is a sightseers delight

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MORRO BAY TRAVEL GUIDE  – Explore the natural beauty of Morro Bay, the town famous for its fog and fishing. Whether for a day or a week this small town by the Rock has something for everyone.

Morro Bay is bursting with exciting activities to try. There’s deep sea fishing, whale watching, world-class surfing, hiking, biking, and kayaking, and camping under the stars.

When it comes to birdwatching, there’s little doubt that Morro Bay provides the best chance for seeing a great variety of species. It’s an incredible birding spectacle. And birds aren’t all. There are harbor seals, sea lions, and sea otters. .

Looking to take a slower pace? Stroll down the Embarcadero and browse gift shops and art galleries. Explore the local cuisine and dine on fresh caught fish. Find the perfect wine to complement your meal from area wineries.

Sit on a bench in Tidelands Park and watch the boats leaving the harbor or take a walk on the beach and watch the waves. Walk out the harbor boardwalk to Morro Rock, the 576-foot volcanic plug that looms over the bay and seashore. Keep an eye out for sea otters that rest in the kelp beds near the shore.

Head into Old Town and you will find a variety of specialty shops, antique galleries, restaurants, and coffee shops. Book a stay at one of the fine motels. And take in a movie at the town’s first rate theater.

Venture into Morro Bay State Park and visit the Natural History Museum that has interactive exhibits, offers guided nature walks and informative lectures.

Tee up and enjoy an afternoon hitting the greens at the 18-hole championship golf course where every hole has a view of the bay. No matter what you choose to do, a stay in Morro Bay is always exceptional and sure to make you want to return again and again.

If you are searching for the best things to do on your visit, use this Morro Bay Visitors Guide to find the top tourist attractions here in town and on the Central Coast. We hope you enjoy your vacation, trip or weekend getaway!

Morro Bay Travel Guide


The Bayside Café – Located at the State Park Marina it’s the best kept secret on the Central Coast. Seafood dinners, such as fresh fish, steamers and fish and chips. Meatloaf served Thursday nights. Lunch daily starting at 11 am, Dinner Thursday-Sunday 4-8:30 pm. Located across the street from the State Park Campground entrance. (805) 772-1465.

Blue Skye Coastal Cafe – Waterside location with casual dining indoors or out. Fresh fare & comfort food for breakfast, lunch & sunset dinners. Fresh seafood with south of the border selections and clam chowder bread bowls.  Open daily from 8 am  Happy hour 4-6 pm Pet friendly & WIFI. (805) 772-8988.

Outdoor Activities

Bay Cruisers Boat Rentals – Rent an electric boat that you can easily cruise on Morro Bay, no experience required.  Bring a picnic and drinks and spend some wonderful time on the water. 845 Embarcadero on the dock,, (805) 771-9337.

Lost Isle Cruises – Relax, have fun and leave all your worries on the shore with a cruise around the bay. They even have a full bar onboard. $10 adults, $5 under 12, leaves on the hour from the waterfront behind Otter Rock Cafe, (805) 771-9337.

Morro Rock – Take a walk and explore the beautiful Morro Rock. Follow Embarcadero Blvd North to Coleman Drive. The Rock provides habitat to the peregrine falcons. Otters sometimes raft in the channel. Climbing the Rock is illegal.

Rock Kayak Rentals – Where your adventure begins! Their knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you with rentals, sales or lessons.  845 Embarcadero, Morro Bay,  (805) 772-2906.

Vacation Rental

Morro Bay Luxury Rentals – Stay at the nicest ocean view homes in Morro Bay.  Golf Stay & Play packages available.  Offering personalized service to help you make your vacation a great success.  Ask about their weeknight specials.  (805) 704-1169.

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