What Are Morro Bay’s Top Instagram-Worthy Spots?

Thanks to its prime coastal location, Morro Bay is a great place to take some pics for your Instagram page. If your upcoming travel plans include a trip to this sun-kissed city, get your camera or phone ready and be prepared to dazzle your followers with spectacular images. Keep reading to learn where to find the most Instagrammable places in Morro Bay, brought to you by the people who know the area best, the welcoming staff at Ascot Suites. If you’re looking to stay at one of the top hotels in Morro Bay, you’ll love our hotel’s elegant charm.

Morro Rock

Visible from miles away, Morro Rock is certainly one of the most Instagrammable places here. You’re welcome to snap pics from afar, or you can drive right up to the base to get an up-close-and-personal vantage point. Harbor-adjacent Anchor Memorial Park is another place where you’ll get great pics of this towering volcanic remnant.

Morro Bay National Estuary

You can’t come to Morro Bay and not be fully immersed in nature. This 2,300-acre wildlife haven puts you right in the middle of an incredibly diverse habitat with many things to snap pics of as you explore. A convenient way to take in everything is to walk along the bayfront trails with your camera or phone in hand.

Morro Bay Boardwalk

Constructed fairly recently, the Morro Bay Boardwalk is highly Instagrammable as well, given its position by the estuary and water. You’ll also have no trouble finding an assortment of bird species to capture in your photos as you stroll along the boardwalk.

Heron & Cormorant Rookery

Nestled in the estuary, this spot is Instagram-worthy if you have an appreciation for local birds in their natural habitats. There’s also a grove of cypress and eucalyptus trees here to further round out your pics.

Morro Bay State Park

Standing on the steps by the harbor will give you crystal-clear shots for your Instagram account. This is just one of the many photo-friendly spots in Morro Bay State Park. If you spend some time walking around, you’ll be able to take pics of native birds. Further dazzle your followers with breathtaking ocean views if you’re up for a hike to the top of Black Hill, which is accessible from the park.

Morro Bay State Park Beach

This three-mile stretch of protected beach will reward you with stunning ocean pics for your Instagram account. If you check out the tide pools during low tide, you’ll be able to take some photos of sea urchins and other marine life. Over on the south end, you can get some great shots of Morro Rock from a distance.

Montaña de Oro State Park

Head south of Morro Bay a bit and you’ll run into what’s referred to locally as the “mountain of gold” due to the natural color of the rocks. A rugged coastal canyon, natural wildlife, and intriguing rock formations are just some of the many things you can take pics of here as you explore Montaña de Oro State Park.

The Embarcadero

There’s a giant chessboard within Morro Bay’s main thoroughfare over in Centennial Plaza that’s equally Instagrammable for its uniqueness alone. There are also plenty of bricked surfaces here where you can stand and snap photos of the adjacent harbor—and, yes, Morro Rock is on full display from this location as well.

If you’re searching for an incredible vacation destination that has countless Instagram-worthy spots, you’re sure to love Morro Bay. Whether you’re visiting to take lots of pics or you’re simply taking a few days away to relax and rejuvenate, you’ll be amazed by the elegance, comfort, and calming atmosphere you’ll find at Ascot Suites. From rooms with cozy fireplaces and balconies featuring views of the bay to the rooftop sun deck overlooking Morro Rock, we can provide you with the ideal relaxing getaway. If you’d like to reserve a room at our charming Morro Bay hotel, call us today at 800-887-6454.