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Things to see and do on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay

The Embarcadero in Morro Bay, CA
Mary Piper
Mary Piper
February 12, 2021

Morro Bay's waterfront downtown area is filled with shops, fine dining, museums, and much more. Whether you're looking for the best breakfast places in Morro Bay or want to learn more about the area's natural wonders, the Embarcadero is the place to be. Are you looking to explore this downtown stretch for yourself? Here are just some of the places you can see when you visit the Embarcadero!

Boating and tours‍

Woman in a boat

Fishing and boating lovers will rejoice at the Embarcadero. There are many opportunities for fishing charters, bay cruises, yacht rentals, wildlife excursions, and more at the Embarcadero's boat launch near Tidelands Park. Take a ride with Sub Sea Tours on one of their boats with a glass underwater viewing deck, or set out into the ocean for a whale-watching excursion. You can even rent a "party canoe" with room for 12 people aboard. There are also several places to rent a kayak or take a guided tour. Take a cruise with Lost Isle Adventures to explore the bay and visit an oyster farm. Scuba divers can also explore the bay with SLO Divers.

Restaurants‍

Variety of Shrimps and oysters

There are so many opportunities for fine, waterfront dining around the Embarcadero in Morro Bay! Dutchman's Seafood House, Off The Hook, and Tognazzini's are all delicious places in the area that serve up fresh seafood catches from local anglers. Abri Waterfront Restaurant and Blue Sky Bistro Cafe also offer outdoor dining overlooking Morro Bay.

Libertine Pub and Brewery is a local brewery that uses local ingredients to make its brews, along with a full food menu. Wine connoisseurs will enjoy the Chateau Margene Tasting Room inside the Boardwalk Complex. Wines featured there are from the Estate Vineyard and Winery.

Shops‍

Sea shells shop

Shoppers will love the variety of options along the Embarcadero. From high-end clothing boutiques to souvenir shops, there's something for everyone.

Nautical-themed shops include the Shell Shop, which features various seashells that a local family has collected over the years. The Under The Sea Gallery features gifts that are mermaid, fairy, and dragon-themed.

Handcrafted items include eco-friendly items located at the Salt Air Studio. Next store, local art and handmade products are available at Smoobage.

The Babylonian Soap Company features handcrafted body scrubs, soaps, lotions, creams, and hair products. All items there are sustainably sourced and are free of parabens and sulfates.

Galleries and museums‍

Local art is on display (and for sale) at the Marina Square shopping complex along the Embarcadero. Local artists and crafters gather their latest creations here for locals and visitors to view and purchase.

Estuary Boardwalk

Learn about the history of Morro Bay and the Estuary at the Morro Bay National Estuary Program’s Nature Center. Entering the center is free, and you can view exhibits about local wildlife and the Estuary Program's efforts to protect this natural treasure.

Have teens along with you? Stop by the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum to see a display of classic skateboards from the 1930s to the present. Over 200 skateboards are on display there.

Explore Morro Bay at the Blue Sail Inn‍

The Blue Sail Inn gets you close to all the wonderful things to do in Morro Bay. We're close to the Embarcadero in Morro Bay, making our hotel a wonderful place to stay when you visit Morro Bay. Check out our blog to learn more about the fantastic things to do in the area and book your reservation online.

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