A Morro Bay celebration

Commemorating 150 years of the founding of Morro Bay and 40 years of Morro Bay BEAUTIFUL, with a puzzle painted by the acclaimed Folk Artist Eric Dowdle.
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What’s New in Morro Bay

We’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Morro Bay and the 40th anniversary of Morro Bay Beautiful

Volunteer cleans Morro Bay beaches

Morro Bay Beautiful

In 1981, Warren and Phyllis Dorn founded Morro Bay Beautiful with the simple goal of keeping Morro Bay clean and BEAUTIFUL.

Join us for Coffee Hour, every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at Dorn’s Breakers Cafe!

Eric Dowdle and the Morro Bay Puzzle

The Puzzle Project

We’ve commissioned a painting of Morro Bay from acclaimed Folk Artist Eric Dowdle. That artwork was produced as a puzzle and unveiled on September 11, 2021.

Morro Rock at Sunset

The City of Morro Bay

Founded by Franklin Riley in 1870, Morro Bay began as a port for the export of dairy and ranch products. In the 1870’s, schooners could often be seen at the Embarcadero picking up wool, potatoes, barley, and dairy products.

The Story of Morro Bay Beautiful

Our non-profit was founded by Warren and Phyllis Dorn in 1981, with the purpose of keeping Morro Bay clean and BEAUTIFUL.

The Embarcadero from the water

Puzzle Unveiling

Morro Bay BEAUTIFUL and the City of Morro Bay presented the original artwork and its puzzle on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

Morro Bay
Morro Bay Kite Festival