Tidelands Park, Morro Bay

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Tidelands Park, Morro Bay
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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. 

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Octopus sculpture that is fun to climb!

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Picnic tables and pretty hillside at Tidelands Park.

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Row boat at the dock.

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Walkway from the main tourist area to Tidelands Park.

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Boats in the estuary.

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Walkway with a view!

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Anchor at the entrance to the park.

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Unique tree.

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Spring flowers!

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Seal sculpture at the playground.

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Dolphin sculpture.

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Benches for enjoying the view.

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Bench, strange trees, and Morro Rock.

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Stairs that lead to Morro Ave, with great views.

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View from the stairs that lead to Morro Ave.

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Bench where you can sit on the stairs that lead to Morro Ave.

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View of Morro Rock from the stairs that lead from Tidelands Park to Morro Ave.

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Dolphin sculpture and estuary behind.

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Girls playing on the ship playground.

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Seal and octopus sculptures, and ship playground.

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Octopus sculpture with beautiful park behind.

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View of Morro Rock and twisty trees.

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Seal sculpture and Morro Rock.

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A fisherman on the dock in the morning. Morro Rock stands in the distance.

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It's fun to walk along these curvy walls.

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Morro Bay is a preserve for birds of many species.

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Sunset from Tidelands Park.

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Peaceful view from Tidelands Park.

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Fog at the bottom of Morro Rock, as seen from Tidelands Park.

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The ship playground at Tidelands Park.

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Cute houses on Morro Ave- take the wooden staircase across from the park to get there.

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The playground, grass, and trees in the distance.

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Picnic tables.

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Late afternoon shadows.

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Dolphin sculpture and cute twisty trees. Morro Rock in the distance.

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Directions

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.

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Steve

2011-05-03 23:20:00

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.

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Sue

2010-07-07 18:48:00

This is my hometown. It's where I grew up. I love Morro Bay.

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Gabriel

2010-05-25 23:13:00

Nice pirate boat

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