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– Morro Bay State Park has a marina right across the street, great little restaurant, 18-hole golf course next door and many animals including wild turkeys and a thriving bird population.  A great place to kayak, hike, sail and more.

Heading to Morro Bay State Park to camp?  It is a beautiful place with large eucalyptus trees, paths for hiking, a golf course next door and a marina across the street.  The Bayside cafe has delicious food if you want to go out for a meal.  There is also a Trolley stop right in the campground!  Check the Trolley schedule HERE.   Check out the Campground Map and Brochure.  View some campsites photos (below)  If you’ve camped here and would like to share some photos with us, please send them to –

Morro Bay Campsite 122
Morro Bay State Park


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You can walk across the street into the little Marina.  There you will find the Bayside Cafe which has delicious food.  You can also walk around to the other side of the marina for some beautiful pictures.

Pros about this campground – Beautiful trees, lots of birds to watch, trolley into town.  (Check the Trolley schedule HERE) great downtown area with lots of shops and restaurants.  I could go on and on, this is one of my favorite places to camp.

Cons about this campground – The showers near the street tend to be out of order a lot.


Make Reservations via the Reserve California Site – HERE



View the Morro Bay Events Calendar



Hearst Castle – 31 miles
805 Brewing Company / Firestone Walker – 27 miles
Paso Robles – 32 miles
Cambria – 22 miles
Cayucos – 8 miles


Can’t get into the State Park?

Try Morro Dunes RV Park

Morro Bay Camping
Morro Bay Camping

The Shell Shop Inc. has been owned and operated by the Thomas family since 1955. Laurence Thomas was an abalone diver and commercial fisherman. His 10 year old son, David Thomas, wanted to sell his father’s shells in a ‘lemonade style’ stand, and successfully earned over $100 that summer selling the abalone shells for .10 cents each. These shells were the natural byproduct of the commercial fishing industry, making The Shell Shop one of the pioneer ‘green’ businesses that focused on reusing what was discarded by others. Soon after, the Thomas family started importing shells … Read More on the Shell Shop Website

The Pelicans in the bay are fun to watch!

Morro Bay has an annual Harbor Festival.  Read about it all here on the Morro Bay Harbor Festival Website.

This is the chess board that is down town on the Embarcadero.

Chess Board in Morro Bay

Travel up the coast a bit and you can see Elephant Seals.
From the Parks Dept website –

When should you go see this spectacle of nature? See below:

• November: Sub adult males haul out on the beach. Mature males begin arriving at the end of the month.
• December: Bulls continue to return. Females arrive. The first birth is usually mid-month.
• January: Females continue to arrive. Peak of births is usually the last half of the month.
• February: Births continue. The peak of the mating is around Valentine’s Day. More females begin leaving.
• March: Last adults leave. Weaned pups teach themselves how to swim.

Read more about these elephant seals HERE


We’ve gone to many of the festivals and had a great time.  You can jump on the shuttle stop at the campground and get dropped off right near the festival.  My husband’s favorite food was the grilled oysters by the restaurant Giovanni’s.

Giovanni's restaurant
Morro Bay Festival
Morro Bay Festival
Morro Bay Festival Stage


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