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Morro Bay is a small fishing village of only 10,000 people centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The two State Parks in Morro Bay are extremely popular with RVers. There are several dozen fish and chips restaurants as well as three kayaking companies. Morro Bay is both a National and a State Estuary (where fresh water meets the ocean) and it is a famous bird sanctuary. Annually 500+ people visit the Morro Bay Bird Festival in January. There are two popular farmers markets, one on Thursdays from 3:00-5:30 in the Spencer's grocery store parking lot and one on Saturday evening on Main Street.
Morro Rock, the famous landmark for the town, is the remains of a volcanic plug. With a sandspit between the ocean and the embarcadero, the bay is almost always calm and beautiful. This is the perfect place to rest on your way between the cities and a place to stay overnight when visiting Hearst Castle (40 minutes away) while enjoying Montana de Oro State Park and shopping on the embarcadero. Listen to the ocean waves, breathe the fresh air, enjoy the happy nesting and feeding birds and relax. You'll feel like a new person!