70th Seaside Celebration – Kayak & Hike Excursion

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About the Excursion:


Come explore magical Morro Bay by kayak and the outer sand dunes on foot with Central Coast Outdoors. After launching from our docks in the morning, our exact kayaking route may vary depending on tides and recent wildlife activity on the bay, but includes possible visits to a harbor seal haul out area, a heron rookery, and an oyster farm as well as chances to see otters. As mid day approaches, we’ll beach our kayaks on a secluded part of the outer sand dunes where a delicious gourmet picnic lunch awaits us. After lunch, you can simply enjoy the bay side of the dunes or opt for a hike with your guide over the top of the dunes to the ocean. On the hike you’ll pass a hidden Chumash shell hidden along the way and enjoy stunning ocean views up and down miles of isolated beach before returning to the kayaks. The short paddle back across Morro Bay to the docks rounds out this highly rewarding kayak and hike tour. This trip is an excellent choice for paddlers of all levels, including beginners.




Leave Cambria Pines Lodge: 8:30am

Tour Begins: 9:30am

Lunch: 12pm

Head back to dock: 2pm

Leave Morro Bay: 2:30pm

Return to Cambria Pines Lodge: 3:30pm


What to Wear:

Temperatures can range from the 50’s-70’s, all in the same day.  Please dress in layered clothing, preferably with the option of  wind or rain type outer layer.  Please wear comfortable clothing but good walking shoes for the dunes hike/walk. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are all strongly suggested.  


In winter we may encounter rain, but a significant number of winter days in the bay feature calm conditions and crystal clear air.  Local weather forecasts can be accessed at  weather.com

Helpful Tips:

Kayak portion will be about 3 miles, and the hike will be about 1.5 miles.  Dry bags for your cameras or other personal belongings are available.

A water resistant, lined lap blanket is provided for the kayak trip.  If you stay in your kayak you will remain nice an dry.

Waters and snacks will be provided to keep you well fed and hydrated.


Release Form:

All participants will need to sign the release form before going on the excursion.  Please, take a moment to print, read, and sign the form and bring it with you on the 9th.