Morro Bay Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Morro Bay

  • 1. Morro Rock

    Is it the yellow submarine? No, no, no. I don't want to go. Wait! It isn't a submarine but it is a boat, half in the water with windows to the sea and half out of the water with fresh air seating...

  • 2. Morro Bay

    One of the things that I found not only fun to watch but exciting as well, was to sit on the dock by the bay in anticipation of spotting a sea otter. Oh, the occasional seal would swim by, stick its...

  • 3. Hearst Castle

    Hearst Castle was constructed from 1919 to 1947 by newspaper baron and former congressman William Randolph Hearst. The main structure, called Casa Grande, has over 60,000 square feet and features a...

  • 4. Morro Bay Aquarium

    As an animal lover, I prefer animals to live in their own habitats. However if animals have been sick or injured then it is not always possible as they may need to be looked after. We visited the...

  • 5. Rustic Marina

    Some people like this, some don't, I do, so this is a tip. I like strolling around marina's with rustic fishing boats all up and down the docks. I feel like a sea hardened old fisherman scoping his...

  • 6. Morro Bay State Park

    Morro Bay State Park is a couple of miles away from Morro Bay itself. It is a well developed park and used a lot by residents. Most of the park lies away from the coast, but there is a marina where...

  • 7. Museum of Natural History

    Built in the 1960's this musuem has kept up with times by building additions. We made sure we checked out this musuem when we were here. It has some really wonderful dispays that teaches everyone of...

  • 8. Visit nearby Cayucos

    Just a few miles north of Morro Bay on highway 1 is the charming small beach town of Cayucos. A popular US travel magazine voted it the best beach town in...

  • 9. Elfin Forest

    The Los Osos Elfin Forest is a unique area of pygmy oaks, coastal trails and beautiful views of Morro Bay and the area around it. This nature preserve has easy...

  • 10. Halloway Native Plants garden

    This small garden is located in Montana de Oro State Park, just up from the parking lot at Spooners Beach, by the end of the road. They have done a good job on...

  • 11. Montaña de Oro State Park

    Montana de Oro is one of California's most under-appreciated parks, with miles of uninterrupted and undeveloped coastal landscapes. Thousands of visitors visit...


    One of the things that draw people to Morro Bay is the Blue Heron Rookery. Located within the Morro Bay State Park, the setting is a forest of eucalyptus trees...

  • 13. Morro Bay - the town and the harbor

    In it heyday, Morro Bay was a big abalone fishing area; abalone are tough to find today, but halibut, sole, rockfish, albacore, and others are commercial and...

  • 14. Morro Rock

    Morro Rock stands 576 feet tall and marks the entrance to the Morro Bay Harbor. The first European to see Morro Rock was Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542, and he...

  • 15. Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas

    There are only two places in California where you can view the elephant seals: Año Nuevo State Reserve (north of Santa Cruz) and Piedras Blancas (just outside...

  • 16. Morro Bay Power Plant

    Three of the more disappointing but hard to miss features of Morro Bay are the 450 foot tall smokestacks that rise from the Morro Bay Power Plant right near the...

  • 17. Walking Along the Embarcadero

    I spent more time walking the dog along the part of the embarcadero where the commercial fishing fleet is moored, than along the part where the seashell shops,...

  • 18. Observing Birds on the Rock

    It's illegal and unsafe to actually climb Morro Rock, but with a pair of binoculars birds are easily seen all over the rock. Some 250 different bird species...

  • 19. Walk the Dog on the Beach

    The wide beach to the north of Morro Rock allows dogs on leash while there's a small beach on the south side, near the breakwater rocks, which the tide washes...

  • 20. Seals rule!!

    Head down to the marina area, and unless you are deaf, you are going to hear the constant yelping of seals follicking and having fun. Walk down the marina...

  • 21. Funky Little Downtown

    Morro Bay has a great little walking downtown area appropriatly named Main St. Nice little unprentious restaurants, (much like this town) Surf shops, old...

  • 22. Take A Harbour Cruise

    This is something I didn't actually do but looks good to me especially as I've now found out there's a bar on board! Tiger's Folly II offers daytime 1 hr...

  • 23. Take A Walk Along The Embarcadero

    On a sunny May midweek afternoon you can pretty much have the Embarcadero to yourself which makes for a pleasant wander, first through the touristy shopping...

  • 24. Morro Bay

    It is lovely to stroll along here, or sit and people watch, which I love to do.There are also boat tours which depart from here. There is apparently a...

  • 25. A camp site

    You can walk to the end of the embarcadero in Morro Bay into Tidelands Park, which has a grassy picnic area and playground. Head up the steps from the park and...

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