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Morro Strand State Beach

Highway 1, Morro Bay, CA
805-772-2560
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Morro Bay
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
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Livermore, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ok if you don't mind camping in the sand. Staff were VERY friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were barely passable. Will go to Morrow Bay State Park next time we are in the area.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It was a gorgeous clear fantastic day and as such, I was treated to some amazing views of Morro Rock from the Morro Strand State Beach Area.

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

On both visits, I have experienced one of the prettiest sunsets and had the privilege of seeing a whale breach in the distance; it was awesome! The sand (on the first visit) was really soft, but on my second trip (one week apart), high-tide happened, and it drastically changed the consistency of the sand to that of smoothness. Morro rock... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This beach is excellent if you want to take a long stroll or jog along an uninterrupted beach. You can go from Morro Bay all the way to Cayucos which is about 6 miles of coastline beach. You might see horse riders, kite vehicles, wind surfers, beach bike riders, or hang gliders along the way. The beach is so large... More

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Kingman, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Was so happy that the beaches up here allow dogs. We won't be retuning to Orange County anytime soon. This was up past the area where you pay.

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Orange County, CA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
43 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went camping at Morro Strand State Beach. Our first impression was wonderful! Lady greeted us and told us to take a drive and pick out our spot. It was fairly empty on the Sunday afternoon so we were able to pick the last spot on the beach side. Firewood available for $7 and there is a market just down the... More

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Golden, Colorado
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122 reviews 122 reviews
20 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The parking is great, bathrooms on site. Free. It is my 3rd time here, once in 2011, 2012 and 2014, don't miss it!!!

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Tehachapi, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This beach is great for long isolated walks.Does not get crowded.Great place to surf fish.Gets windy so bring protective clothing.It is beautiful.

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Bakersfield, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A warm day in Morro Bay. It was fun to watch the surfers and run in the waves. Lots of families enjoying the beach and the weather. Shhh, don't tell anyone. It's our little secret....

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Alabama
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152 reviews 152 reviews
43 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Of course this time of year Morro Bay is cool and delightful compared to inland just a ways where temperatures can rise easily to 105+. It was foggy and 65 when we visited but we could see blue sky about 1 mile east. There were many people on the beach as well as several surfing. There is an ok public... More

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