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MORRO BAY / CAYUCOS, CA

THE GIBRALTAR OF THE PACIFIC

 

Morro Bay is a sea side community  right in between Highway 1 and Highway 41. It is roughly a 12 scenic miles, drive north of San Luis Obispo. Morro Bay is considered to be the “gateway to the north coast”.

Morro Bay remains a hotspot for fishing, seasonal fowl hunting, boating, and whale watching. It is also a great spot for hiking, camping and RV’ing, with several spots to choose from. Morro Bay has been dubbed the country’s best place to birdwatch. Every Martin Luther King Jr. weekend there is a birding festival that draws fun seekers from near and far. Come for the fairs and festivals. They have everything from Surfboard Art to kite festivals. Take an amazing cruise along the pristine bay and expect to see a variety of marine animals and sea birds. Don’t be surprised to see seals, sea lions, dolphins and whales. At The Bike Shop you can rent a bike to ride around this quaint quintessential beach town.

Morro Rock is a beautiful site to see.  Morro Rock is an ancient volcanic rock that is within the Morro Bay State Park. This park is also home to many lagoons, hiking trails that lead up Black Hill, and a bird-rich saltwater marsh. The state park has their Museum of Natural History that features Native American culture and exhibits on the surrounding ecology.

Visitors love Morro Bay, walking around downtown enjoying the numerous galleries and  small shops. You can find books, arts and crafts, coffee shops, and great restaurants. The Morro Bay Skateboard Museum is a great stop where you can take a picture with the world’s largest skateboard.

There are great places to eat fresh seafood or catch your own! Weather is typically gorgeous, even by Southern California’s standards. The Marina offers a location for sailing all different kinds and sizes of ocean vehicles. Be sure to make Morro Bay a stop on your vacation to the Central Coast.

 

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