Morro Bay, California is a place to discover your better nature. Located on the Central Coast midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, this historic fishing village has much to offer visitors. It’s most distinctive and recognizable landmark is the famous Morro Rock, but there is so much more to see and explore in and around Morro Bay. For nature lovers and bird watchers, Morro Bay Estuary provides a nourishing habitat to more than 250 species of birds and over two dozen endangered and threatened species.
The Morro Bay Natural History Museum located in Morro Bay State Park has engaging exhibits, informative lectures, nature walks, and a discovery area for children offering hands-on exploration.
You can browse boutiques and shops, or play golf on the world-champion ocean front Morro Bay Golf Course. Discover a coastline of dunes, paddle down a silent estuary to spy on beautiful and rare birds, or sail into the wild Pacific just beyond the breakwater.
Morro Bay is also a wonderful starting point for visiting the rest of San Luis Obispo County. Montaña de Oro (Mountain of Gold) State Park is just southwest of Morro Bay. World famous Hearst Castle is just a short drive north of Morro Bay, past the charming villages of Harmony and Cambria. To the east, you will find local wineries offering tastings of the famous Central Coast varietals. Historic San Luis Obispo is one of the oldest cities in California, with a tree-lined, walk able downtown center full of shops and restaurants.