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About Morro Bay State Park in Morro Bay, California

Morro Bay State Park is well-known for its hiking (Morro Bay State Park topo map) and mountain biking trails (not to mention the Morro Bay State Park Golf Course), but there is also a small stretch of “beach” here. It is located across the street from the golf course between the Museum of Natural History and The Inn at Morro Bay. When the tide is up there is no beach exposed at all and when the tide is out it exposes mud flats. If you want to launch a kayak when it’s muddy try Bayshore Bluffs Park or the marina next to the museum. Fishermen and bird-watchers are the biggest users of this beach. At the north end of this beach is the Heron Rookery Natural Preserve, where great blue herons roost amid the eucalyptus and cypress trees. There are trails to more beaches and bay access points that start from the marina parking lot. A restaurant called the Bayside Cafe is nearby at the marina and across from the marina is the Morro Bay State Park Campground. The Inn at Morro Bay is just inside the state park and is a perfect place to stay if you are not camping. Beach access parking is available along Main Street / State Park Road between trees that line the shore behind the beach.

State Park Rd
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Park Name
Morro Bay State Park
State Park
Fee for camping
Fishing, Birdwatching, Walking, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Golfing, Camping, Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing
Campground, Trails, Marina
Morro Bay, US
2:01 am, March 26, 2023
temperature icon 42°F
L: 41° H: 54°
Feels like 37.72 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:58 am
Sunset: 7:19 pm
Humidity 86 %
Pressure1023 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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