Explore the natural beauty of Morro Bay, the town famous for its fog and fishing. Whether for a day or a week this small town by the Rock has something for everyone.

Morro Bay is bursting with exciting activities for you to try. There’s deep sea fishing, whale watching, world-class surfing, hiking, biking, and kayaking, and camping under the stars.

When it comes to birdwatching, there’s little doubt that Morro Bay provides the best chance for seeing a great variety of species. It’s an incredible birding spectacle. And birds aren’t all. There are harbor seals, sea lions, and sea otters. You’d have to travel far and wide to see so much diversity.

Stroll down the Embarcadero and browse gift shops and art galleries. Explore the local cuisine dining on fresh caught fish. Find the perfect wine to complement your meal from area wineries.

Sit on a bench in Tidelands Park and watch the boats leaving the harbor or take a walk on the beach and watch the waves. Walk out the harbor boardwalk to Morro Rock, the 576-foot volcanic plug that looms over the bay and seashore. Keep an eye out for sea otters that rest in the kelp beds near the shore.

Head into Old Town and you will find a variety of specialty shops, antique galleries, restaurants, and coffee shops. Take in a movie at the town’s first-rate theater.

In Morro Bay State Park visit the Natural History Museum that has interactive exhibits and offers guided nature walks and informative lectures.

Tee up and enjoy an afternoon hitting the greens at the 18-hole championship golf course where every hole has a view of the bay.

No matter what you choose to do, a stay in Morro Bay is always exceptional and sure to make you want to return again and again.

By Ruth Ann Angus