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Morro Strand State Beach

San Luis Obispo, CA
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Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo California

Description

Morro Strand State Beach is a gorgeous wild beach at the base of Morro Rock. The incredible formations on the rock loom above you as the wild surf swirls below. Crazy surfers brave the freezing cold water and the unpredictable currents. Swarms of birds fly overhead riding the gusts of wind. It's a beautiful scene- nature in all its wildness.
The beach stretches far north and you can enjoy a long walk along it. Or you can walk from the southernmost part of the beach along the Harborwalk (here you're almost guaranteed to see sea otters!) into Morro Bay town where you can eat some fresh seafood at a restaurant right on the bay while you watch seals swim by. You can also play a game on the giant chess board or walk a little further along Embarcadero to ship-themed Tidelands Playground.

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The beach, seagulls, parking lot, and Morro Rock.
The beach, seagulls, parking lot, and Morro Rock.
Sign warning of the dangers of surfing or swimming here.
Sign warning of the dangers of surfing or swimming here.
Sign advising how to save yourself when caught in a rip current- good thing to know!
Sign advising how to save yourself when caught in a rip current- good thing to know!
Amazing rock formations on Morro Rock, above you as you stand at the beach.
Amazing rock formations on Morro Rock, above you as you stand at the beach.
Light breaks through the thick clouds by late morning and lights up the tip of the rock.
Light breaks through the thick clouds by late morning and lights up the tip of the rock.
Gorgeous rocks.
Gorgeous rocks.
A young surfer.
A young surfer.
   

Directions

You can walk to Morro Strand State Beach from Morry Bay town via the Harborwalk.
To drive from Morro Bay town, take Embarcadero north and then turn left on Coleman Dr. There is a large parking lot on your right at the base of Morro Rock.
From Highway 1, head west on Morro Bay Blvd. Turn right on Main Street, and left on Beach Street. Turn right on Embarcadero and then left on Coleman Dr. There is a large parking lot on your right at the base of Morro Rock.

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John S.
07/21/2010 13:18
looks cold, but soooh uncrowded

Last Updated Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:27:45 GMT