A visit to Morro Bay wouldn’t be complete without hitting the beach. Whether you’re here to surf the Rock or stroll the Strand, our beaches are breathtakingly beautiful, extremely accessible and always wonderful as windows on the natural marine environment. Enjoy watching the otters drifting in the kelp beds or thrill at the sight of pelicans diving headfirst into the sea. You can see migrating whales and playful dolphins pass by, as well as harbor seals lazing on rocky shores. Morro Strand State Beach is a “walker’s paradise,” with Morro Rock providing a gorgeous backdrop and five miles of sandy shoreline to cover. Surfers of all ages and levels ride the waves at the Rock – fun to watch or even try. You could also rent a kayak, pack a picnic and paddle across the bay to the sandspit for another great beach and dunes adventure.