Tidelands Park is a gorgeous spot! Located right on the coast beside an inlet and blessed with a view of Morro Rock, Tidelands Park offers kids a cement playground with a large ship to climb. Kids can pretend they are steering their ship around the harbor. There are vertical logs of different heights to climb and seal sculptures to ride. Dolphin and a whale's tail sculpture also delight, but the giant octopus sculpture is the favorite!
You can walk onto a dock where there are fishermen and rowboats. You might see a seal swim by. Across the bay you can see a sandspit where birds happily dwell. The short, gnarled trees at Tidelands Park are particularly gorgeous in the golden light as the sun sets. Paradise!
There are some wooden stairs across from Tidelands Park where you can enjoy great views of Morro Rock, framed by Eucalyptus trees. The stairs lead to Morro Ave, where you can walk along viewing the cute houses. If your hotel is in the main part of town, you can reach it this way.
There are summer concerts at Tidelands Park on Thursdays at 5pm until the end of September.
After playing, walk north on Embarcadero to the main strip in Morro Bay town and have a seafood lunch, buy a souvenir, or play a game on the giant chess board. You can then continue walking north along the Harborwalk all the way to Morro Strand State Beach. From there you can walk even further if you'd like, on the Cloisters Beach Path. The total walk is three miles! The nicest part is the Harborwalk at Coleman Park, and this is also where the sea otters are.
Tidelands Park is located near 350 Embarcadero, Morro Bay CA 93442.
From Highway 1, head west on Morro Bay Blvd. Turn right on Main Street, and left on Beach Street. Turn left on Embarcadero. It veers to the right. Follow Embarcadero to the end and then pull into the parking lot for Tidelands Park.
My kids loved this park and had so much fun playing on the priate ship, seals, whale's tail and sea walls! It was great to just sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery and my kids having so much fun. We need more parks like this little gem on the coast, especially for travelling families who need a place for the kids to unwind.
This is my hometown. It's where I grew up. I love Morro Bay.
Nice pirate boat
Last Updated: Mon, 18 Dec 2023 01:34:19 GMT