Exploring Morro Bay California

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Morro Bay Morning Photo Credit Tom Wilmer
Morro Bay Morning
Photo Credit Tom Wilmer

I’ve lived on the California Central Coast since 1978, with more than 15 years anchored in Morro Bay. I still savor the Bay and Estuary and majestic Morro Rock with the same awe and wonder as the day I first arrived. A bonus of the place is the diversity of things to do and see. Savoring seaside Fish and chips is a definite part of the fabric, as is kayaking, beach walking, watching the pelicans soar, loons calling out, otters poking their curious heads up like periscopes, and seals and lumbering sea lions scooting around the bay. At the far end of town is the Morro Bay State Park. In addition to the State Campground, where many vacationers reserve their campsite months in advance, the State Park is also host to the County owned Morro Bay Golf Course—affectionately dubbed Poor-Man’s Pebble beach. IMG_1523One of the Park’s lesser known gems is the Natural History Museum, perched on a bay front rock promontory just steps from the golf links, and campground. My friend, Brent Haugen, Director of the Morro Bay Tourism Bureau and I visited with Rouvaishayana the State Park’s Manager of the Natural History Museum. We then stopped in for a visit with Mike Samaniego, the Head Golf Pro at the Morro Bay Golf Course and then headed down to the Embarcadero for a visit with the owner of Sub Sea Tours, located in front of Marina Square.In case you’re visiting from out of the area, or know someone who’s planning a trip to the Central Coast, the Morro Bay Tourism Bureau has just launched their Adventure Pass, good for three days of discounted fees for a myriad of adventures from kayaking, to harbor cruises, wine tasting, yogurt, chocolates,   golfing and lots more.

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