Morro Strand State Beach Campground

San Luis Obispo County

Morro Strand Beach

Morro Strand State Beach Campground, CA

Morro Strand State Beach Campground

San Luis Obispo County Attractions

San Luis Obispo County is known for its great beaches, picturesque towns, and sparkling lakes. Campers at Morro Strand State Beach Campground have the beach and Pacific Ocean before them and Morro Bay close by.

  • Enjoy a day or a week at Morro Bay, visiting shops, beaches, and other attractions.
  • Try stand-up paddleboarding at Avila Beach or Morro Bay.
  • Visit the old Mission San Miguel.
  • Go cycling around Cambria, set out on scenic Highway 1 or pick a quiet country road.
  • Fish from Pismo Beach's 1370-foot pier.
  • Explore the tide pools at Shell Beach.
  • Head out sea kayaking through the Dinosaur Caves.
  • Set out on a wine tasting tour through the San Luis Obispo countryside.
  • Hike up the Valencia Peak Trail.
  • Watch elephant seals at Piedras Blancas.
  • Explore Montana de Oro State Park.
  • Take a tour of the famous Hearst Castle.
  • See all the animals at Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero.

Key Morro Stand State Beach Campground Regulations

  1. Campfires are not permitted in the hook-up campsites.
  2. Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and under adult supervision at all times. Dogs must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night.
  3. Quiet Hours are from 10 PM to 8 AM.
  4. Generators may only be operated between 10 AM to 8 PM.

Morro Strand SB Campground

Morro Strand State Beach Campground is immediately north of Morro Bay and 2 miles south of Cayucos. The 3-mile long beach at Morro Strand is popular for kite flying, jogging, windsurfing, and fishing. Picnickers often choose Morro Strand's fine picnic sites.

Morro Strand State Beach Campground has 76 campsites arranged in 3 rows next to the beach. Twenty-three of the campsites are for RVs or trailers only and have full hook-ups (water, electric, and sewer). Those sites are along the back row. This arrangement means that large RVs and trailers will not be obstructing the ocean views for other campers in standard sites. Tent camping and campfires are not permitted in the hook-up campsites.

Standard sites have enough space for a tent to be pitched. Twenty-seven of the standard sites are along the row closest to the ocean and another 22 occupy the middle row. A few are in the back row. Standard sites can only accommodate vehicles up to 24 feet in length.

Morro Strand State Beach Campground Basics
Morro Strand State Beach Campground Location: Yerba Buena St. off Highway 1, north of Morro Bay
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 76
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: Fees cover 1 vehicle and 1 legal tow, fee for additional vehicles
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (805) 772-8812

Reservations for Morro Strand State Beach Campground
Reservations recommended Available year-round. A list of available sites is posted at the entrance station for those arriving without a reservation.
Booking Window: Reservations taken from 2 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival.
Maximum Vehicle Length: Standard campsites - 24 feet
Hook-up sites - up to 40 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: #47, 67
Fees: Standard sites - $35
Hook-up sites - $50
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Morro Strand State Beach Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, Check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Morro Strand State Beach Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; full hook-ups at some sites
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, picnic area
Showers: No, may use showers at Morro Bay State Park
Dump Station: No
Campground Map: Morro Strand State Beach Campground Map
Attractions near Morro Strand State Beach Campground: Head out onto the beach for surfing, picnicking, and tide pools. Try some surf fishing. Enjoy birding. Visit Cloisters Community Park and North Point Natural Area. Head over to Morro Bay Skate Park. Visit Morro Bay Aquarium. Drive north to beautiful Cayucos.

ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips

California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.

Morro Strand State Beach Campground, CA

Morro Strand State Beach Campground

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