Dog lovers traveling to the beautiful city of Morro Bay along the coast of Central California can bring their canine along for the trip. Not only are there several dog-friendly places to stay, there are also 11 dog-friendly restaurants in this quaint seaside village, not to mention the many pet-friendly places and activities to discover. Bliss came with me recently on a girlfriend's getaway to this picture-perfect destination.
We stayed at the Inn At Morro Bay. This dog-friendly property is absolutely stunning surrounded by 4,000 acres of rugged woodlands and overlooking Morro Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This hotel is ideally situated for exploring the region with your fur babies. Upon check in, we received info on all the dog-friendly things to see and do in town, and there are many!
The restaurants on the waterfront offer great bayside views and delicious meals for owners and their pups. Here's a couple of our favorite places to eat:
Dorn’s Breakers Cafe serves only the freshest seafood primarily from local waters with amazing views of the famous Morro Rock. A local favorite, Dorn's has quite a history that dates back to 1942. The night we ate there, it was too windy to sit outside on the dog-friendly patio so Bliss waited in the car and took a much-needed nap after a busy day exploring while we dined and had a great time. The next morning, we went back to try out the dog-friendly patio (and the delicious breakfast). Dorn's is also open for lunch and although we considered eating all three meals there, we decided to try another spot. What impressed us most was the wonderful, fresh cuisine and friendly service for both two legged and four legged guests.
Then there's the Bayside Café located in the Back Bay on the Marina. Bliss joined us on the patio for a delicious meal on a lovely sunny afternoon. The cafe was originally opened in 1986 by Cal Poly graduate Dawn Borst as a "walk up" serving her own personal recipes. It became so popular so quickly that Dawn had to expand. Try the California Chowder, burritos, fish tacos and albacore skewers. You may have to wait for your table but the view makes it go by quickly. Don't forget to order the Mud Pie for dessert but don't give any to your dog!
While you're in Morro Bay, Bliss recommends you take your dog to one of the off leash dog beaches along the Central Coast of California. The one she enjoyed is just north of Morro Bay on the way to Cayucos. This two-mile stretch of sandy shoreline is a great place for a playful afternoon or a full beach day with your BFFs.