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Morro Strand State Beach

 

Morro Strand State Beach is a long sandy beach , perfect for boogie boarding or surfing. In summer months, plan to spend the day at the beach.

    Little kids will be happy to build sand castles and splash in the waves. Didn't pack your beach toys? There's a good selection at the shops along the Embarcadero, or vacation rentals often have sand toys to use.
      Picnic tables and barbeque grills, restrooms are available at two day-use areas, Yerba Buena St., and Azure St.
      Tip: Morro Bay is dog friendly, but dogs are not allowed on this beach.
    Cloisters Park (Coral St.) – Children's playground with climbing structures and slide, picnic tables, barbeques, restrooms, access to the beach.
      Trail to Morro Rock – From the park take the paved trail, at the dunes, follow the trail south. 3.5 miles round trip to Morro Rock and back.
    Fly kites It's windy at Morro Bay, and the long sand beach is perfect for kite flying in winter. (March to November, no kite flying on this beach to protect birds nesting in the dunes). Farmer's Kites Surreys and More on Front St. has a good selection of kites.
    Tide pools North of the campground are tide pools in the rocks. Check the tide tables to find low tides, then explore tide pools looking for shore crabs, anemones, turban snails, sea slugs, hermit crabs in clear little pools. Also look for sand dollars washed up on the beach.
    Camp at the beach – Camp right on beach, go to sleep to the sound of waves breaking. Reservations can be made 6 months in advance (highly recommended): ReserveCalifornia
       
       
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