MORRO BAY STATE PARKCampground Information - Campsite Photos - Information
– 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 and Lake Brochures. View some campsites photos (below) If you’ve camped here and would like to share some photos with us, please send them to – TheCampsiteCompany@gmail.com
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 schedule with link above), short walk or drive into town. I could go on and on, this is one of my favorite places to camp.
Cons about this campground – The showers by the street were out of order a few times we camped there.
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.
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
MORRO BAY GUACAMOLE MARGARITA FESTIVAL
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.