Morro Strand State Beach is located south of Cayucos by two miles along Highway 1. Visitors can take Yerba Buena exit just to the north of Morro Bay towards 24th street. This area provides access to the northern section of the beach, thus visitors can walk from the parking lot to the other areas of Morro Strand State Beach. The weather can change significantly throughout the day, so it is recommended to have layered clothing.
The beach has a frontage park with picnic areas. The entire strand is only three miles in length. There are two entrances: the north as mentioned above, and the south. The three miles of beach connects both entrances. Key enjoyments of the beach include fishing, jogging, windsurfing, and kite flying. It is not necessarily a beach for sunbathing or surfing; however, one can do both if they desire.
A prominent feature near Morro Strand State Beach is Morro Rock, which sits in the bay. The rock is a peregrine falcon reserve. Also at the park and beach are 76 campsites open for use from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Campsites are first come first serve, though they can also be reserved.