Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay

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Morro Strand State Beach (formerly Atascadero State Beach) is a protected beach within California's state park system located in north Morro Bay along California State Route 1. Morro Strand is a popular coastal frontage park on Estero Bay featuring the Morro Strand Trail and picnic sites. A three-mile stretch of beach connects the southern and northern entrances to the beach. Fishing, windsurfing, beach walking, jogging, and kite flying are popular activities.
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  • This was an amazing place for our dogs to play! There was plenty of room; it was easy to park and really clean with the garbage collection at the gate. Friendly people and happy dogs!  more »
  • We stayed two nights. Totally enjoyed being next to a fantastic dog beach. Beautiful sunsets and close to town. Definitely will stay there again.  more »
  • The location along the coast is nice with a long sandy beach. The camping sites are on a long stretch of asphalt like a parking lot. Most without a view of the ocean do to the bluff along the edge.....  more »
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  • A very quiet and awe inspiring beach. We camped overnight and the campground was clean and simple. Beautiful views of the waves from our campsite and you can walk right on the massive empty beach in a couple minutes from camp.
  • We come here every year for a family reunion. Right next to the beach and it has hookup sites and tent sites. Really tough to get a reservation though, you need to book as soon as sites are available!
  • I love this place. You can sit and watch the surfers and seagulls. Walk across the street and enjoy the calm waters while watching the sea otters swim and play with boats in the back ground. Take a boat ride and pay a visit to the enchanting sea lions as they sing you a song. I never tire of this place.
  • Such a beautiful beach and area to be in. It is always peaceful and tranquil, it's so easy to lose track of time when you're here.
  • NOT A CAMPGROUND REVIEW + Great view of the Rock and lots of birds + Lots of public parking available on unpaved ground + Public restrooms that have toilet paper, toilet seat covers, and hand soap + There isn't a lot of trashcans by the beach so I would practice LNT and pack in pack out. + The beach is super crowded with lots of people surfing, exploring, and picnicking + We came for a beach side bonfire at the firepits and were lucky to get a spot. There are only 3 fire pits available. We got the one smack dab in the middle with 3 benches around it. + Fire pits are large and do a good job of blocking wind. It also has a nice ledge that can act as a table. It's safe and doesn't get too hot. + Can get windy and cold so bring lots of blankets and warm clothes for the evening. + We made smores and grilled hot dogs over the firepits for dinner. + Arrive around 5pm to claim a spot.
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