central coast
Morro Bay

One of the most dramatic spots on the Central Coast is Morro Bay. Morro Rock, a volcanic peak,was sighted in 1542 by the explorer Juan Cabrillo as he sailed up the coast of California. At Morro Bay, kids can boogie board or build sand castles at the beach, look for sea otters, play in the sand dunes, go hiking and kayaking, explore colorful tide pools.

Embarcadero - Morro Bay
Morro Strand Beach
Montana de Oro SP


Tip: In summer at Morro Bay, mornings can be foggy, and sometimes it's gray all day. Fun to visit on a misty morning - the Museum of Natural History or Elfin Forest.
Family Hotels

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels, all styles and price ranges, convenient to fun things to do with kids in Morro Bay:

Morro Bay family hotels
Family Beach Rentals

A vacation rental has lots of advantages for families – full kitchen and dining area so you don't need to eat all your meals in restaurants, washer and dryer, all close to the beach:

Morro Bay family beach rentals


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