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Morro Strand State Beach

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Address: Highway 1, Morro Bay, CA
Phone Number: 805-772-2560
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Christmas Day on Morro Bay

We spent a better part of Christmas day 2015 hiking the beach at Morro Bay. The sand was clean, the tide was out, and the wind was calm and it was sunny until a small rain squall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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McCall, Idaho
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McCall, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We spent a better part of Christmas day 2015 hiking the beach at Morro Bay. The sand was clean, the tide was out, and the wind was calm and it was sunny until a small rain squall blew in. It was good we brought rain coats. There were surfers braving the cold water. The huge rock outcropping makes a wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

One of the nice beach to walk around to chill. Stop over at the beach for a short walk. Refreshing experience for the family.

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a long flat sandy beach that is ideal for walking or jogging along the shoreline where strings of wve after wave lap onto the beach. It is wide and never crowded, perhaps due to the chilly weather with wind and mist coming off the sea. The water is a bit to cold for swimming and the surf is... More 

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We spent an hour or so walking on Morro Beach. It is a wide flat beach with the huge rock at one end. It is beautiful there. I found many sand dollars, some I was able to collect. Great way to spend some time.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Had fun watching all the surfers. Huge expanse of beach with rolling surf, however the waves can come in really far and quick. We saw a couple of people caught out by the incoming water and having to run to stop getting their feet wet - so beware! We had a lot of fun watching this!

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Thank BlueWoman
San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Good surfing spot but the beach is very large. From parking to waters edge is a heck of a hike. Beautiful beach though, with a panoramic view of Estero Bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

This is such a nice beach we come here every year . Love this time of year we just walk the beach pick up sand dollars and have a great view of Morro Rock . This beach is so relaxing to just enjoy the sunsets .

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Ventura, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Lots of parking. Few amenities and it is a walk to the water. In the shade or Morro rock in the afternoon. Very windy most of the time. The beauty is something else

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Thank CWS55
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

walked the beach and it was wonderful. It was a cold rainy day but it was wonderful to walk the beach. It is nice and clean.

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Thank Sally E
Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We have been coming to this beach consistently for the last year and a half. We love it so much that we recently had our wedding on this beach. Morro Rock is beautiful. Lots of beach to walk on. Amazing views. I could go on and on.

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