Leave the driving stress behind and feel good about using less gas (for the pocket book and the environment) by parking for free and using alternative transportation throughout Morro Bay. Here are five ways to explore Morro Bay…without a car. 

 1.   WALK

With the downtown and waterfront only a few blocks apart, you will find many accessible restaurants, shops, and recreational activities within walking distance from your room.  Put on some comfortable shoes and be amongst the sights and sounds of Morro Bay.  Or kick them off and stroll our six miles of beach.

2.   BIKE

Think walking is a little too slow paced?  Try peddling around town.  Bring your own or rent some wheels from The Bike Shop or Farmer’s Kites Surryes.  And be sure to check with your hotel, as some provide bikes for guests to use during their stay.  

Now that you have a bike, here’s a map for lanes and trails.

 3.   PADDLE

There’s more to see than what’s on land.  See Morro Bay from a different perspective—from the water.  The bay, with its protected and calm waters, is ideal for kayaking and paddleboarding.  Explore the sandspit and experience the sea life that abounds in our estuary.  Find your kayak/SUP rentals here.


With Morro Rock on the horizon and the waves crashing onto the shore, what would make the beach even more spectacular?  Taking in the view and splashing in the surf at Morro Strand State Beach on horseback.  Check out the beach riding tour to learn more.


Ride in style on the Morro Bay Trolley.  Take a look at the route and schedule, hop on, and then sit back and enjoy the views.  Make an afternoon of it: take the trolley north, get off at the Morro Strand State Park Campground, and then walk back along the water’s edge.

Whether you choose to get around Morro Bay by wheels, water, or hooves; there’s always something new to discover.