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Morro Strand State Beach

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Address: Highway 1, Morro Bay, CA
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+1 805-772-2560

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Lovely, uncrowned, in March, beach

Great beach with lots of rocks, shells and birds and very few people. Mind you were there in March! The weather was lovely and warm. We did not test the water.

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great beach with lots of rocks, shells and birds and very few people. Mind you were there in March! The weather was lovely and warm. We did not test the water.

Thank lynnnh
Oakland, California
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great beach for strolling along by yourself, with your pooch and of course your sweetheart. Watch the surfers, check out the wildlife whatever you like. Or just chill and ponder your existence staring at the Pacific Ocean.

Thank MCAce007
Temple City, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Pros: nearly as scenic as Kauai, Hawaii. Trail heads easily accessible Plenty of free parking Minutes from civilization but secluded too One trail and beach dog friendly with leash Many easy trails to select from Facilities at the head of each trail Cons: Nearly every trail is NOT dog friendly but one. No directions to the dog friendly beach/trail.

Thank Maggie4fitness
Belmont, California
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78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a quaint beach without a lot of people. The view of the Morro Rocks and the whole beach is simply stunning. There are small sand dunes that our son enjoy very much.

Thank xiliu82
Morro Bay, California
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Morro Strand State Beach is probably one of the best kept secrets on the California coast. An endless stretch of clean sand with a multitude of places to put down a beach blanket and relax in the sun. Good place for the family to play in the sand, have a beach picnic, and enjoy the native birds that scurry along... More 

Thank Terry D
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Several miles of sandy beach with sand dunes, surfers, sandpaper and seagulls. Great for walks, jogs, swimming in the summer. Beautiful landscapes and seascapes with Morro Rock looming at the start of the beach.

Thank melanie g
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Perfect for couples, families, pets, all ages. So peaceful. Nice in all seasons. Great for walks and exploring.

Thank MamaShug
Fresno, California
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122 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We camped here a couple of days and the ocean and beach are right there. Very convenient location to the beach area. We set up our camp that day and then left for the margarita festival in Morro Bay. Came back to find that another group had taken over our table and fire ring (the one next to our RV)... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We pulled in later in the evening and the campground only had a few spaces left. While the RV sites are pretty close together, each has a concrete apron/porch space and picnic table. There was plenty of space for us to extend our slide too. The campground hosts were both very friendly and helpful. The beach was clean and the... More 

Thank T8394VWpamelah
Visalia, California
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413 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a really nice beach, not only can you see Morro Rock but looking the other way you can see Cayucos. Plenty of room to walk in the sand or walk out so the waves surround you.

Thank Carnutz

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