Morro Bay outdoors
Horseback Riding Morro Strand State Beach
If this is a romantic trip, I recommend Morro Rock, Morro Strand State Beach in North Morro Bay, or Black Mountain State Park hikes for kissing with a sunset view over the bay.
The best place to walk the dog is North Morro Bay dog beach on Hwy 1 on the way to Cayucos, or down the Embarcadero at Tideland’s Park.
Seeing a lot of seals and sea otters? Morro Bay is home to a National Estuary and is best known for the wildlife that lives in and around the bay. There is even a Heron Rookery in the Back Bay next to the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, which offers new state of the art displays focused on the ecology of the Morro Bay Estuary.
When you come to Morro Bay, get your picture taken with Morro Rock in the background, either from the Embarcadero, the beach, a kayak, or a boat. The opportunities are endless.
The best vantage points are taken by walking to the top of the steps at the giant chess board on the Embarcadero. The steps take you up to Market Street where you can see Morro Rock, all of the bay and the Embarcadero. My favorite vantage point is from the bay, where you can see the quaint seaside town of Morro Bay from the water, while being up close and personal with the wildlife.
Museums are wonderful, but if you are traveling with kids, you’ll want to visit Farmer’s Kite Shop on the Embarcadero. It’s great fun for families to rent kites and a surrey; pedal out to the rock for kite flying on the beach! Don’t miss the annual Kite Festival every spring.
In Morro Bay outdoor enthusiasts will want to Paddle board, horseback ride on the beach, kayak, surf, go deep sea fishing, birding or whale watching, and hike and bike. Morro Bay is an outdoor lovers paradise.
Looking for a little exercise? Walk the path along the Embarcadero and out to the Rock or go hiking in Montana de Oro State Park. Or kayak out to the sand spit and hike around the beach.