Why We Love the Central Coast
Why We Call the Scenic Coast Our Home
Enjoy the ambiance of small town living combined with the spectacular scenery at the numerous historical sites surrounding our area.
Morro Bay is known as the place in San Luis Obispo County to savor local seafood, including local oysters and fresh salmon. Surrounding farms and vineyards yield a bounty of outstanding food and wines served with flair at Morro Bay’s renowned harbor-view restaurants. For many, it’s the antiquing, shopping and browsing the art galleries that pulls them in. Morro Bay State Park is a vast system surrounding the village of Morro Bay that includes sandy beaches, wetlands, a world class golf course and our landmark Morro Rock. Of course, capping it off is Morro Bay’s friendly, laid-back style. The Harbor Festival celebrates the bounty of the sea and fruit of the vine the first weekend in October and the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival brings in flocks of bird lovers in January.
Cayucos by-the-Sea sits quietly between the Pacific Ocean and the rolling hillsides of open ranchland and is what some people call “the last of the California beach towns.” Enjoy the lovely sandy beaches a favorite for sun worshipers, surfers and boogie boarders, and hikers. There is fishing off the pier and an ocean full of seals, dolphins and otters. The restaurants are first rate.
Los Osos, Valley of the Bears, claims the coastal treasure of Montana de Oro State Park, the name meaning “Mountain of Gold” which comes from the abundant fields of poppy, fiddlenecks and wild mustard, with a rugged unspoiled coastline rivaled only by the Big Sur coast just one-hour north. The Elfin forest is a unique small wilderness at the edge of the bay with pygmy oaks, manzanita, and home to many endangered species.