Morro Bay Harbor
Cruising and Travel

Morro Bay Harbor is an historic California fishing village with miles of pristine beaches, nature trails, and abundant estuary. In addition to fine dining and world-class wineries, visitors will enjoy water sports and tours as well as amazing bird watching and outdoor adventures. While the city is not particularly car-friendly, it is a wonderful place for pedestrian visits. The main waterfront street, the Embarcadero, offers a variety of entertainment, lodgings, and access to the popular Morro Rock.

Morro Bay Harbor enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Temperatures range from an average high of 20.6°C (69°F) in September to an average low of 5.6°C (42°F) in January. Rainfall is greatest from January through March.

Morro Bay Harbor boasts the only natural history museum in California's state park system. Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History is located near the Heron Rookery, Montana de Oro State Park, El Moro Elfin Forest, and Audubon's Sweet Springs Nature Preserve. It overlooks the Morro Bay Estuary. The museum features exhibits that include geology, oceanography, and Native American life.

Morro Bay State Park offers opportunities for fishing, hiking, sailing, and bird watching. It also has an 18-hole public golf course. The saltwater march at the northeastern edge of the Bay has an abundant bird population.

Morro Rock is a great place to see the surf. It is a protected Native American shrine and a reserve for the engendered Peregrine Falcon. The 177-meter volcanic plug is home to the annual Solstice ceremony of the Chumash people, although it is closed to visitors for the remainder of the year.

There are several popular locations for surfing in the Morro Bay Harbor area, and kayaking is a favorite activity for visitors.

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