After our day in Paso Robles, we stayed a night in Atascadero and headed towards the coast the next morning. Our original plan was to head straight to Cambria, but figured a quick trip to Morro Bay was a must. And we’re so glad we did! We loved this cute, little town and figured it needed it’s own post.
Located on highway 1, the coastal town is situated a few miles north of Pismo Beach and just south of Cambria. The iconic point of the area is Morro Rock, a volcanic plug at the entrance to the harbor. It was such a neat backdrop as we walked along the water and took pictures. We spent the morning walking downtown, heading toward the rock to see what other views we could get of the coast.
The downtown area was full of little trinket shops, coffee shops, and oh, a picnic area full of men playing chess (that was a highlight, sadly I didn’t get a good picture). We spent hours making our way through, stopping for a coffee and a quick snack along the way.
As we came towards the end of the harbor, we noticed a lot of sea otters in the marina. We see them every now and again but never so many at one time. We counted over 30 of them in this one area!
Our 6 or so hours here flew by before we jetted up the road towards Cambria. I would definitely recommend a trip to Morro Bay. It’s the perfect stop on your way up or down highway one.