US Coast Guard Station Morro Bay

1279 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442

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ABOUT

US Coast Guard Station Morro Bay is located adjacent to the Morro Bay Harbor Office. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) maintains a 27-person National Security Base and Search and Rescue Station at Morro Bay Harbor to provide the Coast Guard services for the entire Central California Coast. This includes port safety coverage for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Vandenberg Air Force Base and search and rescue. The Coast Guard mission includes national security as well as search-and-rescue service from Point Conception in southwestern Santa Barbara County to Cape San Martin near Big Sur in Monterey County.

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ARRIVAL

The nearest major airport to Morro Bay is San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP / KSBP). This airport has domestic flights from San Luis Obispo, California and is 19 miles from the center of Morro Bay, CA.

 

Another major airport is Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX / KSMX), which has domestic flights from Santa Maria, California and is 52 miles from Morro Bay, CA.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 

To be enrolled in a California school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.

 

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.

 

Del Mar Elementary School
Morro Bay High School
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If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

 

​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

 

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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

San Luis Obispo Public Health Agency (805) 781-5500
The Public Health Department is a division within the Health Agency and is responsible for protecting and improving the health of all San Luis Obispo County residents.

 

Child, Youth and Family Services (805) 544-4355
CAPSLO Child, Youth, and Family Services (CYFS) provides early learning and child care programs for 4,650 children, birth to age 5 in 63 centers and 160 Family Child Care homes across ten counties in southern and central California. Additionally, the division provides child care subsidy services to an average of 900 families with 1,500 children annually in SLO County.

 

Woods Humane Society (805) 543-9316
Opening homes and hearts to homeless pets in San Luis Obispo county since 1955.

 

California Highway Patrol (805) 594-8700

 

Base Operator (805) 772-2167

Housing

Coast Guard housing is currently not offered at Station Morro Bay.

San Luis Obispo, CA

San Luis Obispo is a town in California with a population of 46,997. San Luis Obispo is in San Luis Obispo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in San Luis Obispo offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In San Luis Obispo there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in San Luis Obispo and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in San Luis Obispo are highly rated.

Los Osos, CA

Los Osos is a town in California with a population of 15,714. Los Osos is in San Luis Obispo County. Living in Los Osos offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Los Osos there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Los Osos and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Los Osos are highly rated.

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Community

In Morro Bay, the summers are comfortable, arid, and clear and the winters are cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 74°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 83°F.

 

The warm season lasts for 3.8 months, from June 24 to October 18, with an average daily high temperature above 72°F. The hottest day of the year is August 24, with an average high of 74°F and low of 56°F. The cool season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 30 to March 17, with an average daily high temperature below 64°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 44°F and high of 62°F.

 

The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from November 18 to April 2, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 24% on February 20. The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from April 2 to November 18. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 25.

The average cost of living in Morro Bay, CA is 147. That puts it 6% higher than the average of California and 47% higher than our nation’s average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Morro Bay, CA, the price of goods and services are 6% lower than the average of California as well as 3% higher than the nation’s average.

Morro Bay is a coastal city in California. It’s known for Morro Rock – an ancient volcanic mound at the end of Morro Rock Beach. The rock sits within Morro Bay State Park, home to lagoons, trails and a bird-rich saltwater marsh. Morro Bay State Park’s Museum of Natural History features exhibits on ecology and local Native American culture. Trails lead up Black Hill for views over the city and Morro Bay.

 

This seaside fishing village with bustling waterfront offers a picture perfect getaway for all types of travelers who seek a getaway found in a gorgeous natural setting. Morro Bay offers year round activities in an unspoiled slice of California. From ocean-side golf, kayaking, sailing, hiking, fishing, surfing, biking, and bird watching, to kite flying, shopping, dining, wine bars, local craft brews and miles of unspoiled beaches, there is something for all ages to enjoy.

Located in San Luis Obispo County in California, Morro Bay is a beautiful coastal city in California set along California’s State Route 1. Boasting three communities, namely Morro Bay, Cayucos, and Los Osos, Morro Bay is home to several pristine state parks, bird and wildlife-filled estuaries, and plenty of places for enjoying outdoor and recreational activities such as surfing, beachcombing, picnicking, kayaking, golfing, camping and more. Morro Bay is also renowned for Morro Rock, which is an ancient volcanic mound at the end of Morro Rock Beach and the last in a chain of long-extinct volcanoes. Situated within Morro Bay State Park, the rock spans 50 acres at its base and towers 576 feet above the entrance to Morro Bay and is surrounded by tranquil lagoons, a bird-rich saltwater marsh, and a network of hiking trails.

 

Situated next to the Morro Bay estuary in Los Osos-Baywood Park, the El Moro Elfin Forest is a 90-acre natural area owned by the California State and San Luis Obispo County Park. The area features vast tracts of native coast live oak as well as 150-foot high prehistoric dunes rising above southern Morro Bay. The region is also home to more than 200 species of plants, 22 species of mammals, 13 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 110 kinds of birds, many of which are endangered and rare. The forest can be explored by a 5-mile-long boardwalk loop that winds its way through the forest, allowing visitors to soak up the magnificent natural surroundings without damaging the environment.

 

The Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve can be found in western San Luis Obispo County and is home to ancient dunes and centuries-old coast live oaks. The California state park features five major plant communities that thrive within the reserve, namely central coastal scrub, coastal sage scrub, live oak forest, dune oak scrub, and riparian (streamside). While these communities live side by side, they each boast their own characters and grow into a variety of gnarled and fantastic shapes. The Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve is located on Los Osos Valley Road in Los Osos Valley, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and offers an array of outdoor and recreational activities including hiking and bird and wildlife watching.

 

Montaña de Oro State Park is an 8,000-acre reserve situated 6 miles southwest of Morro Bay that boasts breathtaking natural landscapes, fauna, and flora. Named the “Mountain of Gold” in Spanish for the golden wildflowers found in the park, the state preserve is made up of coastal plains and sandy beaches, towering cliffs and canyons, streams, and hills, and is home to the majestic 1,347-foot Valencia Peak. The park provides a wealth of outdoor and recreational activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails, camping, picnicking, beachcombing, and birdwatching. Offshore, Montaña de Oro State Park is a protected marine reserve with an abundance of natural ocean wildlife and marine ecosystems.

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