We ended up here for a night with a bachelorette party (see costumes) and it was good for a stopping over point but if I was looking to spend quality nature time, this would not be the place.
The hosts were nice but the sites were right on top of one another and we almost didn't have room for our tent in the site itself, it was that small.
Then beach was right there so we spent most of our time there but it was a really tight fit at the campground.
If you want to be ON the beach this is a great choice. Incredible, unbeatable beachfront. Some sites are on the sand. Full hook-up sites are not on beach but very close. Very basic bathrooms but no showers.
This is a tightly packed campground on the edge of the beach. The sites are almost on top of each other and there are only two restrooms for the 80 or so sites. They do keep the bigger camper/RV sites along the back row, but any rig under 24’ can get all other sites (which means no dedicated tent only sites). That being said, the primo sites are odd numbers 35-45 since they are at the far end and back up to the dunes with some scrubby trees that you might could hang a hammock in. They also are between two different beach access trails. On a walk thru the campground it looked like most (but not all) sites had a picnic table and either grill or fire pit. There is a free trolley pick up point at the first restroom; the trolley will take you to Morro Beach. If you remember to take your receipt for this campground with you, you can use that to get access to the showers at Morro Bay Campground. If I got to choose, I might pick Morro Bay over this campground because the showers are there, but this one isn’t terrible, just very crowded.
Morro Strand is steps away from a beautiful stretch of beach filled with sand dollars and an amazing view of Morro rock looking south. It gets windy starting around 2pm into the evening - right when you are setting up camp. If you are tent camping on the beach side, bring some extra long tent pegs as you are staking into sand. We had to go to Ace hardware while we were there to get extra long tent pegs. We also had a few ropes that came in handy to tie the tent down further.
If you are tent camping, make sure to get a spot on the beach side. Beach side sites are: A-D (30-40ft long) and odd numbered sites 1-45 (24ft or less). The middle sites (even numbered sites 2-46) are in a narrow parking median and pretty tight on space. Our site D was far and away the largest site with the highest view (meaning we could see Morro rock from our tent) and had the most distance from other campers. Snag that one if you get a chance. Not all beachside sites have views of the oceans since some sit further down. Odd sites 35-45 have a better view of the beach.
All the RV hook up sites are on the east side of the campground/parking lot.
The bathrooms are centrally located, but there are no showers. Luckily your parking pass gets you into Morro Bay State Beach Park and you can buy tokens there and shower.
I would definitely return. This location is beautiful and peaceful with amazing long empty stretches of beach to walk on. It stayed pretty cool, even in June. Downtown Morro Bay is delightful to spend the day walking through with amazing seafood, cute shops and even a skateboard museum. We even saw sea otters playing in the bay!
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that it seems like an old beach parking lot that was converted into a campsite, so not all the sites are great. But the location can't be beat and if you get a beachside spot you are good to go!