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Why You Should Visit Morro Bay in the Summer

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Deidra Legend
Deidra Legend
March 13, 2020

Morro Bay is a beautiful destination for any season of the year. Summer is a popular time to visit due to longer days and warmer weather. There are also experiences to be had during summer months that are not to be missed.

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Check Out Marine Life

The access to stunning and unique marine life is undoubtedly one of the best summer experiences in Morro Bay. The Morro Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area and the Morro Bay State Marine Reserve offer 3.3 miles of protected habitats where you can see bat rays, sea lions, harbor seals, and southern sea otters. If you feel like getting your hands dirty, you can even dig through the mud to find a gaper clam.

The Morro Bay Estuary Nature Center offers access to marine life and education. Interactive exhibits make the Morro Bay Estuary Nature Center fun and unforgettable. 

Sample Fresh Seafood

One of the tastiest summer experiences in Morro Bay is dining on fresh seafood. The abundance of marine life means that you have access to the freshest fish, oysters, scallops, and more. Morro Bay is home to many seafood restaurants. Many of these are directly on the shore so you can take in stunning views while dining on freshly caught halibut, swordfish, salmon or red snapper.

Vegetarians don't have to worry that they won't have many options. Most restaurants serve vegetarian pasta, salads, and sandwiches, even if their specialties are from the sea. Most offer kid-friendly menus as well. Adults can dine on Alaskan king crab legs or giant squid while the kids happily munch away on hamburgers and grilled cheese.

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Relish the Warm Weather

July, August, and September are the warmest months to visit Morro Bay. Temperatures can reach from the high 70s to the mid-80s during the daytime hours. These are the driest months as well. You are less likely to have a day on the seashore spoiled by the rain if you visit Morro Bay in the summer. May through September offer low humidity and virtually no precipitation.

What can you do with all of this great weather? There is plenty. Along with the nature center and wildlife reserves, you can visit Morro Bay State Park. Enjoy the hiking trails, do some bird-watching or go sailing. Don't forget to take a stroll along the Embarcadero, where you'll pass shops, restaurants, museums, and tourism companies. You may find yourself in a kayak or a glass-bottom boat before the day is done.

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