Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay

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Morro Strand 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.Proposed for closureMorro Strands State Beach was one of the 48 California state parks proposed for closure in January 2008 by California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of a deficit reduction program.Marine Protected AreasMorro Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area and Morro Bay State Marine Reserve are marine protected areas within Morro Bay. Like underwater parks, these marine protected areas help conserve ocean wildlife and marine ecosystems.
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  • I grew up playing on this beach. What sets it apart is the fact that it is away from all of the people that congregate on the other end of the beach that terminates at Morro Rock. It seems like all of...  more »
  • good signage, easy to find, ample parking. Walked our dog on the beach on a great sunny afternoon. Great views of Morro Rock, Cayucos and the coastal towns.  more »
  • Morro Strand is a long, clean beach which is great for taking long walks. It is also pet friendly, but mind the leash laws if you're not in a "leash free" designated area. There are all kinds of treas...  more »
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  • Beautiful stretch with views of Morro Rock and the 3 stacks. Lots of birds but not too congested. Great for families and beach goers, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, kite surfing. No dogs allowed.
  • Morro Strand State Beach is a magnet to migrating birds. From late summer into spring thousands of migratory birds, Elegant Tern, Royal Tern, Caspian Tern, Heermann's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, plus a variety of shore birds, may be found resting and feeding. The endangered tiny Snowy Plover nest on the upper beach from March into September. Due to the protected status of the Snowy Plover, dogs are not allowed.
  • Small lots, but good location.
  • What a beautiful quiet serene place to kick back and enjoy the day
  • An excellent beach for a walk.
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