“Reach back to the child inside your heart, and go outside and play. It’s what you’re here for, after all.” ~ The Green Cottage on Morro Bay
Focus on pure fun! Rent equipment, take lessons, take a tour. Enjoy!
In our hectic, modern lives, many people focus so heavily on work and commitments they never seem to have time for pure fun until they take some time off and get away. So while you are staying at the Green Cottage you might be interested in some outdoor adventures that require renting or borrowing equipment. If so, this is the right page to get some ideas. Here, you’ll find multiple options, it just depends on what you want to add to your visit.
For aquatic adventures, do you want to go solo or take a tour? Do you want to fish, kayak, SUP or learn to surf? Do you want to bike along the waterfront? Do you want an aerial or ranch tour, a round of golf or a set of tennis? Check out the resources below, they may help you decide. Most of all, plan to have fun and get some sand between your toes!
Morro Bay Sea to Sky
This lovely video is a day in the life of Morro Bay and will inspire you to want to go outside and play, all day: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOj_Cqo4p46Y0Pqoc3TUtQ
Kayak • Bike • Hike • equipment supplied • tour company
Central Coast Outdoors is a small local adventure travel company. They specialize in small group travel, from couples to larger groups. They are #1 top rated on tours on TripAdvisor. Talk with John Flaherty John@centralcoastoutdoors.com or Virginia Flaherty Virginia@centralcoastoutdoors.com
10 State Park Rd,
Kayak, standup paddle board, lessons, rentals
A Kayak Shack
Conveniently located near the Natural History museum, the Kayak Shack rents kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and leads guided tours.
10 State Park Road,
Kayak, standup paddle board, rentals and whale watching
Sub Sea Tour and Whale Watching
Morro Bay Whale Watching offers great views aboard the “Dos Osos,” an open multi-hull boat that cruises above water with below water viewing. It includes humpback whale watching, May through October. Watch the whales feed and frolic near Morro bay on the Central Coast. Gray whales migrate through the area as early as November until March and you may be lucky enough to see them also. Over 24,000 whales pass our coast to and from Alaska and Mexico during these months. You can rent SUPs (standup paddleboards), canoes and kayaks for self-guided tours in the bay.
Kayaks, standup paddle boards, lessons, rentals, nature tours and clothing
Morro Bay Paddlesports
Accredited SUP and Surfing School and an authorized dealer for a number of excellent brands of boards, kayaks, paddles, PFDs, and other aquatic equipment.
Kayaks, standup paddle boards, lessons and rentals
Rock Kayak Co.
Teaches guests about tide and currents and mostly how to enjoy their experience and time on the water.
Kayaks, standup paddle boards, lessons, bicycles and pontoon boat rentals
Cruise the bay or the boardwalk with a bike or a boat from Estero Adventures. No experience necessary to rent a pontoon boat. Pack a picnic, take a bottle of wine and enjoy an afternoon exploring the bay from the water. Or, rent a kayak and see the bay from an up close and personal perspective. Either way, what a great way to experience our area. Lessons are available.
Kayak in Avila
Central Coast Kayak
Kayak in Avila and to Pt. San Luis lighthouse (see blog)
LINK (https://centralcoastkayaks.com/activities/category/tours/ )
1879 Shell Beach Road
Want to skipper your own boat? Now you can. Rent an electric boat on Morro Bay.
Electric Boat Rentals
Rent a small electric boat and cruise Morro Bay. No experience necessary.
Fish, sail, dine or cruise
Morro Bay Landing
Premier Central Coast Ocean Excursions offers the most diverse fleet of boats on Morro Bay. They have an elegant 72’ Burger luxury motor yacht, a number of fishing boats 65’ to 22’, and a Hans Christian Cutter Ketch 43’ sailboat for single or multiple-day sails. However you’d like to be on the water Morro Bay Landing
1215 Embarcadero, Suite A
Virg’s Landing, dolphin and whale watching plus rock fishing at its best. Fish charters and a great tackle shop.
1169 Market Avenue
Do you surf? Or have you always wanted to learn? Now is the time!
Wavelength Surf Shop
Rentals, clothing, wetsuits
Good Clean Fun Surf & Sport
Surf boards, bodyboards and kayak rentals, lessons, clothing with a great friendly staff.
136 Ocean Front Avenue
Check out the weather and the surf in Cayucos with this webcam provided by Good Clean Fun, our favorite surf shop: http://www.goodcleanfunusa.com/weather-and-webcam/
Are you over 50 and thinking you’d like to try surfing for the first time? Lots of people here are just learning for the first time as older adults. Check out this video: https://www.weareageist.com/wellness/fitness/learning-to-surf-over-50-10-tips/
Gwyn Haslock, is in her late 70s and still surfing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlSxl4F7Wws
Farmer’s Kites, Surreys and More (No website)
Rent a fun, traditional beach cruiser bicycle and cruise the Embarcadero and explore the beach. Or, go launch your tour of Morro Bay in a 2-person surrey. The retail side of this store has a wide selection of kites and wind socks. When was the last time you flew a kite at the beach? It’s about time, don’t you think? (No website)
1108 Front Street
There are 25 golf courses in San Luis Obispo County, from private clubs to public courses. With our year-round Mediterranean climate and breathtaking natural scenery, our area makes it an ideal part of California for golf most any time of the year. Pack your clubs and play surrounded by views of beaches, mountains, estuaries, ancient oak groves and rolling, vineyard-covered hills.
Near the Green Cottage we have two courses:
Morro Bay Golf Course and restaurant — 18 hole
You can see this golf course on a hillside across the bay from the Green Cottage. It is a well known, very affordable, player-friendly 18-hole course on the water. Called “the Poor Man’s Pebble Beach” this course offers a gracious layout featuring stunning panoramic ocean views from every hole. It is located in the quaint beach town of Morro Bay. Course history: https://golfmorrobay.com/history/
201 State Park Road
Sea Pines Golf Resort and restaurant — 9 hole
Just a two minute drive from the Green Cottage this course, from tee to green, is in excellent condition and the staff is friendly and helpful. In addition to their golf course, they have a driving range and practice areas equipped with two putting greens and a chipping area to help sharpen your skills. You will find the course and the surrounding beauty, including natural wildlife, a place you will want to come play again and again. Explore a wide variety of golfing options available at this private Los Osos course.
1945 Solano Street
805-528-5252 and 888-732-7463
Tennis and Pickleball
Los Osos Community Park
Los Osos Community Park Tennis Courts
2180 Palisades at the corner of Los Osos Valley Road and Palisades
Love horses? Want to do a trail ride on the most gentle horse in the world?
Covell Ranch is one of the only places in the world you can ride a Clydesdale horse. They are a Scottish breed of draught horse made famous by the Budweiser commercials. Domesticated more than 4,000 years ago, it has one of the smoothest gaits available in the equine world providing a very pleasurable riding experience. This breed is noted for its very calm, collected and gentle manner and their kind relationship with people. While best known for agriculture and hauling coal in their native Scotland, they are used for showing and pleasure today in the United States. Covell Ranch is a 2,000 acres of family-owned ranch land, that includes endangered Monterey Pine forests and rolling California hills.
Covell Ranch — Clydesdale Horses
Breeders and Trainers
Trail rides and ranch tours year around
One mile off Main Street in Cambria
Call for more information
A different kind of outdoor tour
Fly back in time! Get a bird’s eye of Pismo Beach while sitting in the open cockpit of a 1942 WW2 Boeing Stearman. These planes primarily served as trainers for the United States Army Air Forces, the United States and with the Royal Canadian Air Force throughout World War II. After the conflict was over, thousands of surplus aircraft were sold on the civilian market. In the immediate postwar years they became popular as crop dusters, sports planes, and for aerobatic and wing walking use in air shows. This “yellow biplane” is a familiar piece of Pismo Beach as it takes its passengers for sightseeing tours and/or thrill rides along the coast.
561 Air Park Drive