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Reservation Status: Accepted Campground reservations can be made online or by calling (800) 444-7275.


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Aerial view of Morro Strand State Beach
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Aerial view of Morro Strand State Beach
Description - Morro Strand State Beach is a coastal frontage park featuring outstanding picnic sites. A three-mile stretch of beach connects the southern and northern entrances to the beach.

Recreation - Fishing, windsurfing, jogging, and kite flying are popular.

Climate - Climate in the Central Coast varies greatly with elevation and the amount of coastal influence. Areas with more coastal influence experience moderate temperatures year round with fog likely from June through mid-August. Plan your coastal visit in the late summer or fall to ensure the best conditions for viewing the scenery. Also, occasional clear days between winter and spring storms are incomparable. Areas further inland experience greater temperature extremes, with relatively cooler winters and hot summers. Inland areas often receive frost on winter nights. As throughout most of California most of the precipitation comes in the winter months, with April through October normally very dry.

Location - The beach is two miles south of Cayucos on Highway One. Take the Yerba Buena exit, a short distance north of Morro Bay, 24th Street allows access to the northern part of the beach.


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Filed By: Sue Sunseri (San Jose, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Morrow Strand Beach Park is a great place to camp if you dont mind a parking lot. I have camped there twice in the last couple of years and enjoyed it very much. I think the best time of year to camp there is late September after all the kids go back to school... its much more peaceful, and you can actually have a couple of empty sites between you and your neighbors except on weekends. The only drawbacks are no dogs allowed on the beach, but you can drive North on Hwy 1 about a mile up the road and park in a turn out with beach access where your dogs can run and play with all the local dogs and the rangers will not bother you. Also no indoor showers at this site, but the Morrow Bay marina south one mile has coin showers w/hot water available. There are lots of little restuarants close by, and a nice grocery store as well. Hearst Castle is less than one hour north. Happy Camping !!

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: It was easy to Find. We went there to save money. The reason for this trip to see my brother graduate from Cal Poly. Room rates are too high. It was a little windy in the afternoon, but it calmed down. Will be going back soon.


Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Campground open year-round.
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Contact Information:
San Luis Obispo Coast District Headquarters, 3220 South Higuera St, Suite 311 , San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401, Phone: 805-549-3312, Fax: 805-541-4799

Additional Information:
California Beaches -
Central Coast State Parks and Beaches - The Central Coast Region, located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, features the Big Sur Coast and Hearst Castle as well as numerous state park sites.

Links:
California State Parks - Official agency website.
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com

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