Seagulls drift on the morning breeze as kayakers glide across the placid
water below. The deep-sea fishing boats set their course hours ago in
the early morning fog, but now children build sandcastles on the shore
in the balmy California sunshine. Presiding over the idyllic scene while
providing endless photographic possibilities, Morro Rock is perhaps the
most recognizable landmark along the California coast. With its hulking
presence on the edge of the harbor, Morro Rock practically beckons to
travelers to come explore Morro Bay.
This inviting town in Central California, between Cayucos to the north
and Los Osos to the south, may seem too good to be true, since birders,
golfers, hikers, bikers, boaters and surfers can all indulge their
passions within minutes of each other. Yet even travelers who prefer to
do little more than stroll along the sand or dine on fresh seafood in
fine restaurants have to succumb to the call of Morro Bay. Travelers in
town on Saturday afternoons can enjoy the Fish and Farmers’ Market held
on Main Street, an event that features crafts and music, as well as the
expected culinary delights.
To plan a trip, call (800) 231-0592 or visit morrobay.org. morrobay.org.