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Morro Bay
Adventure awaits you in Morro Bay
 The town by the Rock offers much for the traveler, comfy hotels and motels, great restaurants, and beautiful scenery. While stroll- ing along the Embarcadero seems to be the most popular exercise, there is so much more adventure awaiting you.
Kayaking on Morro Bay is
a long-standing adventure that
has been popular for many years. Growing from just a few kayak op- erators about 30 years ago, kayaking has become a leading water sport. There are several operators located along the waterfront offering sev- eral styles of sea-worthy kayaks for everyone from the novice to the expert.
Other on-the-water adventures include stand-up paddleboards and electric boats. Paddleboard rentals are located on the waterfront, many operators include lessons for first- timers and they all offer special packages. Electric boats are an
excellent way to enjoy the water in a safe and comfortable vessel. Rent by the hour or day and take a picnic.
Take a sightseeing or brunch tour aboard the luxurious Chablis, a 50-foot, two-story riverboat boarding at the north end of the Embarcadero.
Out on the bay, you are going to see the California sea lions that like to lounge on the floating dock. Be sure to keep some distance so as
not to disturb them. You will also come across some of the southern sea otters that spend time eating and resting here. Many of the otters are moms with pups. Again, keep a safe distance of at least 100 yards.
During winter Morro Bay is vis- ited by approximately 200 species of birds, many of them water birds like long-billed curlews, the largest of the sandpipers with the long curving beak and least sandpipers,
the tiniest of the sandpipers that forage along the shoreline. There are pelicans, herons, shorebirds, terns, grebes, loons and gulls. And Morro Bay is home to peregrine falcons and visiting osprey. The popular Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival is held every January.
Fishing is another adventure
to try. There are deep-sea fishing excursions available where you
can rent gear and try your luck at catching lingcod or rockfish. Some people enjoy a sedate day sitting on a chair on the T-pier with a pole in the water.
Biking is a fun way to see the area and there are several bike rental operations available along the Embarcadero. You might hop on a bike and pedal out from the waterfront through town into the State Park at the end of Main Street. Pedal up to the Morro Bay Golf Course and park your bike and hike up the trail to see the Monarch but-
     A central coast favorite in Morro Bay
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at the marina
  (805) 772-1465
 Open for lunch daily, Dinner Thu - Sun
  Across the road from State Park campground entrance on State Park Rd
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