Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California. The town’s most striking feature is Morro Rock, a 576 foot high volcanic plug. Morro Rock stands at the entrance to the harbor, and a causeway connects it with the shore. The bay is a natural embayment with an artificial harbor constructed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. It is the only all-weather small craft commercial and recreational harbor between Santa Barbara and Monterey. Morro Bay’s economy is based on small businesses, commercial fishing, tourism and retirees.
- City of Morro Bay incorporated in 1964.
- Governed by the mayor and four-member elected city council.
- The city of Morro Bay is 5.16 square miles with a population of 10,461 (2013).
- The climate is moderate with an average high temperature of 67.5 and average low of 50 degrees.
- Rainfall is approximately 17-18 inches annually.
- Morro Bay, in San Luis Obispo County, is right in the middle of the Central Coast, located 232 miles south of San Francisco and 201 miles north of Los Angeles.