Morro Strand Campground

Morro Strand State Beach

Santa Maria Valley + Santa Lucia/La Panza Mountains, California

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Morro Strand Campground


  • Entrance to Morro Strand Beach and Campground.- Morro Strand Campground
  • Camping right by the beach.- Morro Strand Campground
  • Morro Rock is ever present.- Morro Strand Campground
  • Many sites have parking alongside the overnight space.- Morro Strand Campground
  • The campground is right in the northern part of the town of Morro Bay.- Morro Strand Campground
  • Typical center-median site at Morro Strand.- Morro Strand Campground
  • Paths to the beach are nearby.- Morro Strand Campground
  • The RV hookup section is the last row from the beach.- Morro Strand Campground
  • Looking down on the campground from the road.- Morro Strand Campground
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Right next to the beach. Convenient to town.
A bit like a parking lot. Reservations can be hard to get.
Santa Maria Valley + Santa Lucia/La Panza Mountains, CA
Managed by: 
California State Parks
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Current Local Weather:
Campground Description

Campground Description

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Morro Strand is a popular state beach that runs from just north of Morro Rock to the town of Cayucos, nearly three miles north. The campground provides a wonderful place to enjoy the beach while enjoying access to the amenities and recreation opportunities of the Morro Bay area.

The campground is basically one long loop road that runs parallel to the beach with three rows of campsites. The sites closest to the beach are great for both tent campers and RVs up to 24 feet. There are four larger sites for up to 40-foot RVs along the beach side (A, B, C and D). The sites on the center island are unusual in that they have parking on either side of the island, which makes these great sites for groups with multiple  vehicles. Both tents and RVs up to 24 feet are fine here. The third row is primarily for RVs; most have full hookups, and all have large concrete pads. There are restrooms in the campground, but no showers.

Reservations are essential here, especially during spring break and summer. The full hookup sites book up fast, as do the beach side sites.

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