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10 Best Things To Do In Morro Bay, California

Wahidati Hamida
Published Dec 14, 2017

Spend your holiday by visiting a place with a sea view - in Morro Bay, California! If you love nature and outdoor adventures, Morro Bay could be the best place to visit. Visit during the summer months when you’ll find some interesting water activities, as this town has a beautiful coastal area. Here are some of the best things you can do during your trip to this lovely town.

Top 3 activities to book in Morro Bay

1. See Morro Rock


If you want to see the iconic Morro Rock, make a trip to visit Morro Bay, where you can explore this beautiful place. You will find amazing scenery during your trip and you also can enjoy the sunset while taking a cruise.

Morro Bay

Address: 695 Harbor Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442

Website: Morro Bay

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2. Rent a canoe or kayak

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Enjoy your vacation by renting a canoe or kayak on Morro Bay. You’ll be able to see some of the ocean inhabitants of the area, such as birds, sea lions and otters. There are a lot of places in Morro Bay that rent kayaks and you can easily find them online. Moreover, some of these places also provide kayaking lessons.

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3. Sportfishing

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Sportfishing has become one of the most popular activities you can do in Morro Bay. You can choose a private or day-long fishing tour through one of the local charter fishing companies. This activity can be enjoyed by your entire family and, if you don’t have any fishing experience yet, the guide will help you and provide you with some useful fishing tips.

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4. Get a closer look at Morro Rock from Morrow Rock Beach

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Morro Rock is located near to Morro Rock Beach in Morro Bay. This sandy place is situated north of the rock. The rock itself can’t be climbed on and it is protected by a natural preserve that is part of Morro Rock State Park. However, you still can take some pictures at a distance and spend your time here feeling the serene atmosphere.

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5. Visit Morro Bay State Park

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This place is quite popular for its picnic sites and there is a campground here that can be reserved in advance. Other than that, you can take part in many interesting activities here, such as jogging, fishing, windsurfing, and kite flying. Because of this, it is the perfect place for you to spend your weekend with your loved ones.

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6. Visit the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum


One of the interesting museums you need to visit in Morro Bay is the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum. Visiting this place will be fun, as you can find more than 300 skateboards on display. You can see the first steel wheel skateboards here and even the latest skateboards that have been made.

This museum is often the meeting place for skateboarders who are stopping by the city. If you are interested, you can come here and enjoy the free entry.

Morro Bay Skateboard Museum

Address: 699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442, USA

Opening Hours: 10AM–5PM (Monday - Friday),11AM–5PM (Saturday - Sunday)

Duration: around 2 hours required

Website: Morro Bay Skateboard Museum

Contact: +1 805-610-3565

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7. Visit the Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History

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Try to visit Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History. This place was established in 1962 and it provides a view of the Morro Bay and Morro Rock. Inside the museum, you also can learn about the diverse ecology of the Morro Bay estuary and there are a lot of interactive displays for children where they can learn through responsive touchscreens. This place is recommended for a family visit and for nature lovers.

Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History

Address: 20 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, California

Duration: around 2 hours required

Facebook: Museum of Natural History at Morro Bay State Park

Contact: +1 805-772-2694

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8. Climb Black Hill Trail

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Black Hill Trail is a climbing trail located near Morro Bay, California. During your hike, you can see many beautiful wildflowers that grow well here. This trail is good for various skill levels and most people go here for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. It is accessible year-round and a perfect place for your first climbing experience. When you get to the top, you’ll be rewarded with incredible views of Morro Rock and the Morro Bay estuary.

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9. Visit the Morro Bay Maritime Museum

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Located on the Embarcadero, this landmark has drawn much interest from children and adults for a long time. The Morro Bay Maritime Museum is a fun place to visit as it provides a lot of educational information for visitors of all ages. The museum also presents information and memorabilia about the history of the maritime industry along the central coast of California.

Morro Bay Maritime Museum

Address: 1154 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442, USA

Opening Hours: 10AM– 5PM

Duration: around 2 hours required

Website: Morro Bay Maritime Museum

Contact: +1 888-502-5115

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10. Capture the beautiful scenery of the Morro Bay Estuary


Located in the southern area of Morro Bay, this estuary has become a home for hundreds of animals and plants. The Morro Bay Estuary is around 2,300 acres (930.8 hectares) in area and has a lot of things to see. There are some lovely birds here, such as the Eared Grebe, Snowy Egret, Green Heron, Turkey Vulture and Anna’s Hummingbird. Furthermore, you also can see the sea otters that live around the bay. If you have time, don’t forget to capture these lovely views, as it just can’t be missed.

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The best things about Morro Bay

Morro Bay has its own charm that will captivate you. This small town has a lot of things to offer, from its nature to its outdoor activities. If you are a nature lover, you won’t’ want to miss a trip to this town. You’ll find many great places that will make you get closer to nature. Moreover, you can also enjoy a lot of fun water activities here, during the warmer months. Happy travels.

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