Harborwalk (sea otters!), Morro Bay
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Residents of Morro Bay enjoy biking or taking a stroll on the walkway that leads to Morro Rock. You can walk all the way from Embarcadero (the main tourist street) to the base of Morro Rock and Morro Strand State Beach along a pink paved path. Or you can bike on a two-lane bike path. As you walk you enjoy views of the harbor behind you, and stunning views of the rock up ahead. In spring there are poppies and wildflowers everywhere. Kids play below you at the mucky beach. At the very end, there is a small beach on the left where sometimes there are dozens of perfectly intact sand dollars sitting on the shore!! Best of all, to your left as you walk along, there are sea otters!! Some are resting on their backs in the sea grass close to shore, while others are rolling and rolling in the water. In spring there are babies, rolling and rolling and bugging their mamas! If you hear a loud clapping sound, it is a sea otter clapping its hands together! What wonderful joy to watch them. I did it for hours!
Harborwalk is a great way to avoid having to drive. After seeing Morro Bay town with its cute restaurants, bay with seals and birds, giant chess board and nearby Tidelands Park playground, you can walk along the Harborwalk to Morro Rock and wild, beautiful Morro Strand State Beach.
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The pedestrian and bike paths start at Beach Street and Embarcadero and go all the way to Morro Rock and Morro Strand State Beach. There is a parking lot where you can begin your walk at 101 Coleman Dr, Morro Bay CA 93442. Or you can just walk from Embarcadero after you've spent time in Morro Bay town. To park near the sea otters, take the road (Coleman Dr) to the end (Morro Rock), and there is parking on your left, across from the restrooms.
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|What beautiful photos! Thank you for sending a bit of the Californian coast in Springtime our way! I love the otters and the spring flowers.|
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