Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Morro Strand State Beach (formerly Atascadero State Beach) is a protected beach within California's state park system located in north Morro Bay along California State Route 1. Morro Strand is a popular coastal frontage park on Estero Bay featuring the Morro Strand Trail and picnic sites. A three-mile stretch of beach connects the southern and northern entrances to the beach. Dogs are prohibited in part due to the nesting and protection of the Western Snowy Plover. Fishing, surfing, beach walking, and jogging are popular activities.
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  • We went there on Christmas Day 2020 and went when the tide was going out - the perfect time for collecting sand dollars - as there were thousands of them everywhere! Small (free) parking lot at the...  more »
  • I like this beach, dogs can go there, but they must be on a leash,family friendly, you can see some amazing sunsets from there.  more »
  • A very quiet and awe inspiring beach. We camped overnight and the campground was clean and simple. Beautiful views of the waves from our campsite and you can walk right on the massive empty beach in a couple minutes from camp.
  • We come here every year for a family reunion. Right next to the beach and it has hookup sites and tent sites. Really tough to get a reservation though, you need to book as soon as sites are available!

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