Closed Sand Dune Areas
Morro Bay Sand Spit
Sand Dunes at Morro Bay sandspit - Looking across the harbor entrance from Morro
Location: Morro Bay, California
The Morro Bay sand spit is a unique barrier of sand dunes separating Morro
Bay from the Pacific Ocean. The sand spit is now a protected area called the Morro
Dunes Natural Preserve. The sand spit forms the northern extension of
Montana de Oro State Park.
Off-highway vehicles and sandboarding are no longer allowed.
California Department of Parks and Recreation - Montana
de Oro State Park
Size: 4-mile-long sand spit
Date of Closure:
Type of Closure: Permanent
Reason for Closure:
Private land purchased and converted to the park &
Easiest way to access the Morro Dunes Natural Preserve is by
boat or kayak. Access by land, take Los Osos Valley Rd. west, then turn
right onto Sand Spit Rd.
Endangered or Threatened Species:
Looking across Morro Bay at the sand spit - from south to north
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