Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Morro Bay

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Morro Bay. Well known for its shopping, restaurants and boating, this walkable city won't disappoint. Morro Rock and Morro Bay State Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Morro Bay

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Travellers enjoy fun activities like boating and bird watching. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Morro Bay a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Morro Bay Aquarium (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Morro Bay Golf Course (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Bluff Trail (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Valencia Peak Trail (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Dairy Creek Golf Course (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Charles Paddock Zoo (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)

Seasonal weather in Morro Bay

Travellers enjoy Morro Bay for its boating. If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, October, November, September and August are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 22°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Morro Bay

Morro Bay is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Morro Bay is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Morro Bay State Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Morro Strand State Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Elfin Forest Preserve (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Morro Coast Audubon Society Sweet Springs Nature Preserve (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Los Osos Oaks State Reserve (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Estero Bay (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Morro Bay

Fly into San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), the closest airport, located 14.7 mi (23.6 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Morro Bay?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 494 holiday lettings around Morro Bay. From 340 houses to 49 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Morro Bay?

Sparkling waters, fine sands and spectacular sunsets as your backdrop. If that sounds like your ideal getaway, now's your chance to totally bliss out. HomeAway has 179 beachside rental properties. Open to other ideas? HomeAway has loads of other rental options to investigate, including:

  • 137 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 109 beach-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 87 mountain-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Morro Bay?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love a bit of extra space and privacy, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 350 houses available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £54 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Cottage: 34 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £58 per night.
  • Hotel: 33 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Condo: 32 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £64 per night.

Can I stay in Morro Bay in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a special trip with the extended family or spending a few nights away with your old school gang, it's always stacks of fun hanging out under the same roof! And the best news is that HomeAway has places to suit. House holiday rentals are the favoured choice for big groups of guests, with 110 available here. The holiday properties that are perfect for large numbers here include:

  • Looking for properties that can sleep 6 people? We have 134 that will fit the bill. Prices start from £69 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your group, you'll be pleased to hear that there are 78 holiday rentals that are suitable. The starting price is £145 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 10? We have 40 rental accommodation that match your requirements. Prices begin at just £220 a night.

You and all your mates will be well looked after when you book your Morro Bay adventure with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Morro Bay?

Cut down on those pesky accommodation expenses by organising your stay with HomeAway. You'll discover plenty of unique holiday rentals and save heaps of cash! Downtown is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 38 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £126 a night, it's not difficult to see why. Pine Knolls Estates is another place to consider. We've got 48 and the average price is around £127 per night.