It's a very small town (population about 10,000), with a very big rock:
Morro Rock is off-limits to climbers because it is sacred to Native American groups, and because it is home to a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons, an endangered species.
But the jetty is open to rock-hoppers and visitors, and the views are beautiful:
The town has lots of appealing shops--book stores, coffee shops, second-hand clothing shops, and places that sell handmade things:
The harbor is home base for a small but thriving fishing industry:
And the beautiful beach attracts many different types of people:
Of course, I can't go anywhere without being attracted to all things blue:
Next: I'll introduce you to my favorite shop: