Orca breaching, just offshore from Morro Strand, May 8, 2014. North Morro Bay in background
Morro Strand State Beach (formerly Atascadero State Beach) is a protected beach within California's state park system located in north Morro Bay along California State Route 1. Morro Strand is a popular coastal frontage park on Estero Bay featuring the Morro Strand Trail  and picnic sites. A three-mile stretch of beach connects the southern and northern entrances to the beach. Fishing, windsurfing, beach walking, jogging, and kite flying are popular activities.