Welcome to Morro Bay, the perfect place to take advantage of beautiful weather and outdoor activities year-round! Morro Bay’s consistently pleasant weather means that you can visit anytime throughout the year and spend your time all outdoors. With so much to see and explore outside – State Parks, beaches, and waterfront business districts, just to name a few – there is no reason to be cooped up indoors.
Morro Bay Year-Round Weather
Spend all day outside:
Gently wake up to the shore birds, step onto the private balcony of your Morro Bay Hotel and breath in the salty air. Slip on you shoes and enjoy a short stroll, in the cool morning, to a coffee shop where you can sip your coffee, tea, or juice on patios and back gardens. Morro Bay has 10 coffee shops to choose from, so no matter where you’re staying there is sure to be a caffeine fix nearby. Some hotels even offer specialty coffee drinks to their guests each morning. Visit the lodging guide to learn more.
As the morning begins to clear, head to Morro Bay State Park for a hike to the top of Black Hill overlook and take in the city from above. Or go for a run or a walk down at Morro Strand State Beach. Montana De Oro State Park is only a few minutes’ drive out of Morro Bay and has miles of rugged coastline to discover either by foot or mountain bike. All accessible year-round.
When it’s time for food, expect lots of variety, fresh seafood, local wine, beautiful views and plenty of outdoor seating at one of Morro Bay’s 70+ restaurants. Enjoy delicious plates while spending time outside to the sounds of live music. Visit the restaurant page to learn more.
With over 20 activity rentals on the water, you can rest assured Morro Bay accommodates your favorite pastime. Kayak rentals, canoeing, surfing, paddleboarding, boating, fishing trips and more are all available along the waterfront. Out of the water, you can visit one of the two bike rental companies in town or check to see if the hotel you’re staying at has bikes on site. Between walking and biking, everything is accessible in Morro Bay – no need to take the car.
Ready to learn some history about Morro Bay and our natural environment? Morro Bay Museums are not just an inside affair. The Maritime Museum has a big exhibit outdoors and the Natural History Museum offers a variety of hands-on educational hiking programs. Find these events and more here.
Round out your day with a visit to any of our natural wonder attractions. Some outdoor landmarks are fixed all year, like the not to be missed Morro Rock and Morro Bay National Estuary. But a huge benefit to great weather year-round is that you can experience how nature changes throughout the months. Depending on when you arrive, you will see a variety of whales, otter pups, and fish species. Elephant seals are just up the road. Our Tide Pools change even more often – daily! Click here for more outdoor adventures in Morro Bay.
Jobs and school force many of us to spend most of our day inside, and a trip to Morro Bay is a great excuse to turn that trend around. Moderate weather year-round, great indoor/outdoor venues and numerous outdoor recreation activities make Morro Bay the perfect all outdoor town.
Book now for an off-season stay and save! Plan your visit during mid-week and save even more. Bonus: if you stay two consecutive nights at any Morro Bay Hotel during the month of October, you'll receive a complimentary bottle of wine. For more information about planning your trip visit morrobay.org or call the Visitor Center at 805-225-1633.