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Morro Strand State Beach

Highway 1, Morro Bay, CA
+1 805-772-2560
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Quiet and away from the throngs of people

I grew up playing on this beach. What sets it apart is the fact that it is away from all of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan B
Walked our dog on this beach

good signage, easy to find, ample parking. Walked our dog on the beach on a great sunny afternoon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael H
Santa Barbara, California
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  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
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“sand dollars” (36 reviews)
“full hookups” (4 reviews)
“rv sites” (4 reviews)
Highway 1, Morro Bay, CA
+1 805-772-2560
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up playing on this beach. What sets it apart is the fact that it is away from all of the people that congregate on the other end of the beach that terminates at Morro Rock. It seems like all of the tourists drive...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

good signage, easy to find, ample parking. Walked our dog on the beach on a great sunny afternoon. Great views of Morro Rock, Cayucos and the coastal towns.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Morro Strand is a long, clean beach which is great for taking long walks. It is also pet friendly, but mind the leash laws if you're not in a "leash free" designated area. There are all kinds of treasures to be found from shells, to...More

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will find LOTS of Sand dollars at this beach. Hundreds of them wash up every day. We rented a house overlooking this beach and never got tired of the view. Great area for sand volleyball, body surfing, bird watching, building sand castles, walking your...More

Thank Mychelle F
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This was a really nice place to camp for 4 nights. The beach was right there and the Rock in the distance. No dogs on the state beach but a short walk to a great dog beach. Lots of biking trails . We had full...More

Thank fran g
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a must see stop! The views are amazing, but the Elephant seals are the main attraction! I could've watched them all day.

1  Thank Diane E
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The beach is long, clean and not seemingly crowded. Such a great area to spend time with family and friends with a beautiful walk to Morro rock. I have camped here many times. Something not to miss.

Thank tumbleweed6886
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We're so used to the crazy crowded beaches of the SF bay area. This was such a wonderful exception. The beach is very long, very clean, not crowded. The water is very shallow for quite some distance. So this allows the water to be a...More

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Family RV trip to Morro Beach and it did not disappoint. RV sites have full hook up's. The bathrooms are clean if needed. The walk to the beach is close. A lot of great sites to see and a lot to do here.

Thank pj_1216
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Our favorite beach for surfing and running, or a peaceful walk together to the Morro Rock and back. Lots of beautiful birds and tide pools to view at the north end of the beach.For those with dogs, just walk over the tide pool area to...More

Thank Jane R
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Olga K
20 June 2016|
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Response from PeterR23 | Reviewed this property |
Morro Bay is not warn. Compare it to Monterey. It can be foggy and windy any time of the year. No matter when you come make sure you bring warm clothes. I speak as an 18 year resident.
8 February 2016|
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Response from djcoviello | Reviewed this property |
Morro Strand State Beach Campground recently underwent construction to add full hook-up sites. There is also water available for the non-hookup sites. If you like to "beach camp" just steps away from the Pacific Ocean then... More
Deborah C
4 February 2015|
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Response from JoyNCH | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are :)