Kite Festival CANCELLED

Due to public safety concerns and to help stop the spread of COVID-19

throughout all of our communities, the 2020 Kite Festival has been cancelled.

Live Web Cam

Watch our Live Webcam set-up at the Rock Parking-Lot near Morro Strand State Beach.

Jess King Memorial Paddle Race

June 27, 2020

Join us for the 2020 Jesse King Memorial Paddle Race consisting of a 2-mile or 8-mile course, beginning and ending at the Morro Bay Yacht Club. 

Marine Swap Meet

June 27, 2020

Join us for the 3rd annual Marine Swap Meet, in the large parking lot adjacent to the museum. Follow the link for more information, and to register as a vendor, today.


We raise money for much needed supplies and upkeep,

like the Harbor Department’s Fleet of Lifesaving Boats & Jetskis.

Important Tools

Friends of the Morro Bay Harbor Department was established to support our essential Harbor Department, Facilities & Staff. Our goal is their continued success. Help us by donating and becoming a Friend!

Live WebCam

Click here to view our live video feed of Morro Bay Strand State Beach from the Rock to North Morro Bay.  Provided in partnership with


Friends of the Morro Bay Harbor Department relies entirely on donations from great people just like you!  Help us make a difference for the individuals that put themselves on the line for us every day.


Click here to view our full events calendar, including special events, Harbor schedules and more of what’s happening around Morro Bay.

Fundraising Accomplishments

  • Refurbishing Lifeguard Towers 23% 23%
  • Solar Powered Emergency Phone - $10,000 100% 100%
  • Permanent Viewing Station (mounted binoculars) - $2,500 100% 100%
  • Parking-lot Striping Machine - $2,500 100% 100%
  • Lifeguard Tower - $3,800 100% 100%
  • Rescue Sled - $1,200 100% 100%
  • Beach Wheelchair - $2500 100% 100%
  • Junior Lifeguard Equipment Container - $950 100% 100%
  • Sea Lion Dock - Rebuild - $20,000 100% 100%
  • Specialty Headsets - $1,000 100% 100%

About Us

Friends of the Morro Bay Harbor Department is a not for profit community group established to help improve the Harbor Services in Morro Bay.

We are looking for fun, active, concerned citizens who have a love for the harbor and want to make sure it is adequately monitored and provided for.

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If you are interested in working with us to help these brave men & women, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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