Things To Do

Well-Situated Pacific Coast Highway Hotel

Whether you've set out for Morro Bay State Park or are just seeing where the Pacific Coast Highway could take you, choose The Morgan San Simeon for a great stay. Highway 1 runs along a north-south route next to the Pacific Ocean, and both Morro Bay and the Morgan are just off the route, about 25 miles apart.

Personality and a friendly staff are bundled with pet-friendly accommodations and fine amenities, making us a great choice for any coastal California trip. Start the day with a complimentary continental breakfast and round it out with a massage in our spa.

Morro Bay State Park

Morro Bay State Park Road
Morro Bay, CA 93442

Telephone: 805-772-2560
Website: View website here
Directions: View Google Map directions

Morro Bay State Park covers land that includes a lagoon featuring the namesake Morro Rock, a saltwater marsh that provides a habitat for a bird population and many outdoor activities to enjoy for a day, a weekend or just an afternoon. The climate of the park is rather moderate, and park officials suggest dressing in layers, especially near the ocean. Surfers of the region tend to wear wetsuits. The park also features a Museum of Natural History that offers nature walks, exhibits, lectures and other special events.

Hearst Beach

Come see the weaned pups teach themselves how to swim

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More Things to Do in Morro Bay

In addition to surfing, sightseeing and the Museum of Natural History, the state park offers these other great activities:

  • Stand Up Paddle (paddle boarding)
  • Morro Strand Beach
  • Montana de Oro – additional state park nearby
  • "The Rock" -- Morro Rock
  • The Fish & Farmer's Market on Main Street – Saturdays from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Bay Theater -- Closest Movie Theater to San Simeon
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Morro Bay Golf Course
  • Surfing
  • Whale watching
  • Estero Bay Estuary
  • Canoe & kayak tours
  • Bird-watching

Sight-seers can also take advantage of the countless shopping and dining destinations off of Embarcadero in Morro Bay. Reserve a romantic dinner overlooking the bay at Windows on the Water Restaurant, or drop in for a casual meal at The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar. Shopping enthusiasts are well taken care of with a variety of eclectic outlets and gift shops nearby, including TKD Surf Shop, Aloha Shirt Shop, Sole Mia and more.