CalBRE # 01380331
Morro Bay is a 10.3 sq mile waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California with a population of 10,350 (2010 US Census). 5.3 sq. miles of the city being land, and 5 sq miles being water. Morro Bay is also the name of the large estuary that is situated along the north shore of the bay. The larger bay which is considered the local are lies on Estero Bay, and also contains the communities of Cayucos and Los Osos. The city of Morro Bay is 12 miles nw of San Luis Obispo and is located on Hwy 1. The town's most striking attraction is Morro Rock, a 576 ft. high volcanic plug at the entrance to the harbor, and is also a peregrine falcon reserve. Morro Bay experiences a Mediterranean climate, however, summers are very cool compared to surrounding coastal areas. Morro Bay's economy is based on small businesses, tourism, and retirees. A number of tourist attractions are found along the shoreline and the streets nearby, especially the Embarcadero, with restaurants, shops and parks.
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