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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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miles of sand

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stirling, United Kingdom
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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San Luis Obispo, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All the beaches away from major towns along the coast are virtually uninhabited compared to OC or LA. We walk these beaches all the time. As soon as you get away from the immediate access of the town, MB, Cayucos....you have the whole strand to yourself just about...more so during the week and off season weekends.

Thank _dontbuycheapshoes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed overnight in the campground and it was neat. The access to the beach is clean and well indicated! Unfortunately, as we came afoot without any vehicle, we couldn't get any discount for the high rate of 35. The other thing is the location away from every grocery store and the main downtown area

Thank Fabien D
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the camping sites in Big Sur were closed due to a large fire so we drove an hour south and stayed here. Just off Hwy 1, the site has decent sized bathrooms and several water spouts. Not too many trees but it's right next to the beach; expect sand :) We slogged from here to the rock, it was... More 

Thank l2ider
Eastvale, California
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at a full hook-up site, each site with its own picnic table and gorgeous view of the Beach. This doesn't mean that the other sites are any less attractive, they just don't have hook-ups. The Bathrooms were clean enough, although they do show wear. If you are tent camping try to get one of the campsites nearest the... More 

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San Diego
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Ahh the Strand. We love it. There really is nothing else to say. The time we spend there is always a good time and the water is always clean. We plan our trips so it isn't too crowded but I can imagine it can be. Visit the Strand, yes it's just a beach, but what you do there is what... More 

Thank skrtravelfam
Buena Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Amazing sandy beach just north of Morro Rock, outside of the bay, so you have the waves for swimming and surfing with no rocks. Great for long walks looking for shells and especially sand dollars. They are everywhere. The water is a little cold for my taste but my wife and kids love it. Above the waterline you have bird... More 

Thank Michael S
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach but very windy and chilly. The sand is nice & warm and it's a great place for a stop up along the coast for a break.

Thank sarah m
Fontana, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

A must when visiting Morro Bay. Very clean, beautiful and very relaxing. A great place for families!

Thank msyverson
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

This beach is a bit quiet compared to some of the others. There is a lot of walking to get to the hard-packed sand. There are endangered birds which nest in the dune grass. You must not walk in any area where you see a warning, Snowy Plovers are comical, and a true delight to watch. What one does, the... More 

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