USCG Station Morro Bay
1279 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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.
Cost of Living
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.
Getting to Know the Area
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.