Morro Bay Sand Spit Hike

The Morro Bay sand spit is a long narrow, curved peninsula that extends from Montana de Oro State Park almost to Morro Rock.  It separates Morro Bay from the ocean.  We took a hike along the beach side of the sand spit which is about a 10 mile round trip.

Morro Rock in the distance

Of course, the hike is on sand for the entire way but it’s not bad when you stay close to the surf where the sand is packed to give more firm footing.  The main sight along the way is the variety of sea birds.  There were areas where they were quite thick.

Cluster of birds

We saw various types of gulls, sandpipers, plovers, pelicans and a couple of snowy white egrets.

Taking flight

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