The sights and sounds of Morro Bay stay with visitors forever. The tremendous volcanic Morro Rock rises nearly 600 feet out of the sea and is surrounded by bobbing sailboats and fishing boats. The sound of birds screeching, boats creaking at their moorings, and the calling of the seals all add to the charm. Sea otters seem to favor the water near the base of the “Rock”; they are often seen playing just off shore. Sea lions are plentiful and sunbathe on rocks along the shore. The restaurants lining the “Embarcadero” (waterfront) serve fresh seafood, and they are huddled between many gift shops and places to catch a boat for rent, sightseeing, or fishing.
An enormous sand spit jets out into the bay from nearby Montana de Oro State Park. The view from the bluff top path looking down into the surf is breathtaking.
This section of the book includes: Montana de Oro State Park, Los Osos, Baywood Park, Cayucos, and more.
Note: Listings for Lodging, Eateries, Kid Faves, Wheelchair Activities, and a fact-filled Appendix are listed.