Located on the coast of California, Morro Bay is a great place to let your dog run and get some sand in their paws. Morro Bay is most known for the Morro Rock, an ancient volcanic mound that is on the end of Morro Rock Beach. Morro Bay is home to two different veterinary clinics that you can take Fido to for a healthy checkup.
Morro Bay is home to many pawsome parks to take Fido for a walk in and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze. Head over to Del Mar Park which has a whopping 9-acres that your pup can enjoy. If you both enjoy shopping, Morro Bay is filled with pet-friendly retailers that welcome your dog. Be sure to check out Beads by the Bay, California Images, or Babylonian Soap Company which welcome your dog to spend a little cash with you.
If you and your pup are foodies you’re in luck since Morro Bay has over ten dog-friendly restaurants that the both of you can eat at. Be sure to grab a bite to eat at Thai Bounty or Brickhouse BBQ, they both welcome your dog with open arms. The two of you can even take a relaxing boat ride on Captain Stew’s Bay Cruise.The town also has a plethora of different hotels that you and your pup can relax in after a fun day out hiking or playing on the beach. Hotels like Harbor House Inn or Bayfront Inn at the Waterfront are all great options to choose when looking for a nice place to stay with you dog.
Anchor Memorial Park sits on the coast line and is a beautiful park to visit with you dog. Although the park isn’t super big, it still offers an amazing view of the coast and has a drinking fountain, benches, and oval picnic tables. The park has a few nautical theme statues around it that is perfect for taking photos of Fido with. If you get a little hungry, head over to Hofbrau, which offers sandwiches and soups, or Otter Rock Café which serves steaks and seafood. Both restaurants have outdoor patios that welcome your dog.
If your dog loves getting his feet wet and playing in the sand, then take him to Morro Bay State Park. While visiting the beach, your dog needs to remain on leash. Head to the 581-foot-high volcanic rock. Part of the beach is not dog friendly to keep the nesting shorebirds protected, so be aware if these areas. If you’re visiting Morro Bay State Park, be sure to check out Black Hill. This dog friendly area is the second last volcanic plug that is in Morro Bay. You can take a pawsome hike at Black Hill and travel through Fleming’s Forest. Be sure to bring water for you dog, and clean-up bags!
If food is on your mind, then grab your pup and visit the Upper Tree Street neighborhood. Here, you will find dogtastic restaurants that welcome your dog to dine with you. Kitty’s Kitchen serves an all-day breakfast plus burgers in a diner style setting. Shine Café offers vegan and vegetarian-friendly foods, including smoothies and acai bowls. Top Dog Coffee Bar serves up tasty burritos, paninis, and bagels. For pups, they offer outside water bowls, and maybe even a dog biscuit from the staff. All three of these restaurants have an outdoor patio which is dog-friendly.
Coleman Park is a pawesome park to let your dog explore one sunny afternoon. The park is located right by the shore so your dog may become a little wet or sandy while visiting. The park offers a beautiful view on Morro Bay Rock, giving you a perfect photo op for Instagram. It's also a great location for bird and ocean watching, plus they have basketball courts, restrooms, and picnic areas. Locals love this park because it is the perfect spot to launch your kayak or paddle board, and you can even watch sea otters and sea lions swim around.
Cloisters Park is home to the Cloisters Park Trail. If you and your dog are looking for an easier trail to try, then this is it. The trail is made of asphalt for easy walking, and is only 2.3 miles long. Besides the trail, Cloisters Park offers a playground, restrooms, BBQs, and picnic tables for a fun day out. The trail has two paths that you can explore, and both can give you beach access. Just be sure to pay attention to the signs on the beach in case you wander into a no dog zone. Bring water and clean-up bags with you while you explore this fun trail with your pup.