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Morro Strand State Beach

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Address: Highway 1, Morro Bay, CA
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+1 805-772-2560

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Miles of beach

Morro Strand State Beach is probably one of the best kept secrets on the California coast. An endless stretch of clean sand with a multitude of places to put down a beach blanket... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Terry D
Morro Bay, California
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Morro Bay, California
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Morro Strand State Beach is probably one of the best kept secrets on the California coast. An endless stretch of clean sand with a multitude of places to put down a beach blanket and relax in the sun. Good place for the family to play in the sand, have a beach picnic, and enjoy the native birds that scurry along... More 

Thank Terry D
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Several miles of sandy beach with sand dunes, surfers, sandpaper and seagulls. Great for walks, jogs, swimming in the summer. Beautiful landscapes and seascapes with Morro Rock looming at the start of the beach.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Perfect for couples, families, pets, all ages. So peaceful. Nice in all seasons. Great for walks and exploring.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We camped here a couple of days and the ocean and beach are right there. Very convenient location to the beach area. We set up our camp that day and then left for the margarita festival in Morro Bay. Came back to find that another group had taken over our table and fire ring (the one next to our RV)... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We pulled in later in the evening and the campground only had a few spaces left. While the RV sites are pretty close together, each has a concrete apron/porch space and picnic table. There was plenty of space for us to extend our slide too. The campground hosts were both very friendly and helpful. The beach was clean and the... More 

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This is a really nice beach, not only can you see Morro Rock but looking the other way you can see Cayucos. Plenty of room to walk in the sand or walk out so the waves surround you.

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Rocklin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Easy to reach and park (in November), this beach offers a bit of everything for people who like sand between their toes. Clean, wide and long.

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Central California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

A beautiful and serene beach, with (usually) hardly anyone there. Dogs are not allowed on this beach(huge fine if cited), and neither are smokers. Beach changes from week to week with the tides. The ocean leaves different "gifts" every few weeks. Recently it was sand dollars.Before that, mounds of kelp. You can watch whales swim by during whale migration season... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We stopped at this beach just for a short time, because one of the locals had said that the beaches around Morro Bay had lots of sand dollars. Spot on! We also enjoyed watching the windsurfers. We pretty much had the beach to ourselves. Nice view of Morro Rock here.

Thank Cello12345
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We walked from the far end all the way to the marina almost. Amazing sand and wildlife. Good services too with toilets at the carparks

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