Introduction to Morro Bay, California
Morro Bay, California, in San Luis Obispo county, is 36 miles NW of Santa Maria, California and 113 miles SW of Fresno, California. The city is conveniently located inside the San Luis Obispo - Atascadero - Paso Robles metropolitan area. There are an estimated 10,350 people in Morro Bay.
Morro Bay History
The history of Morro Bay dates back to the times of the Chumash settlement near the mouth of Morro Creek. In 1542, Portuguese navigator Juan Rodr'guez Cabrillo named the bay's most striking rock 'El Moro'. This could be because the rock resembled the turban worn on the head of Moors, or because it had the butte shape of a 'morro', the Spanish word for pebble. On October 18, 1587, the first Filipino immigrants arrived in Morro Bay. In 1870, Franklin Riley founded the town of Morro Bay. The year 1964 saw the incorporation of Morro Bay as a general law city.
Morro Bay and nearby Attractions
- Morro Creek
- Morro Bay Boat Launch
- Morro Bay Museum of Natural History
- Veterans Memorial Building
- Morro Bay Branch San Luis Obispo City-County Library
- Estero Bay United Methodist Church
Things To Do In Morro Bay
The city of Morro Bay has a number of beautiful creeks that are the haunts of a large variety of birds. The Museum of Natural History is a great place to get a feel of the historical and cultural heritage of Morro Bay. There are also several memorial buildings, libraries and churches that one can visit. The amusement parks like the LIla Keiser Park and the Del Mar Park offer some amazing rides and entertainment facilities that can be enjoyed by both parents and children. Morro Bay also has an 18-hole golf course called the Black Mountain Golf Course where one can enjoy a round of golf with friends.
Morro Bay Transportation
Air transportation is available from Paso Robles Municipal Airport.
Morro Bay Higher Education
Cuesta College is located nearby.