Annual Membership Drive

We Need You!

Join (or renew) your Membership of $100 or more before Dec. 31st, and receive a COMPLIMENTARY tandem kayak rental for 2 at Kayak Horizons (PLUS, a Friends MBHD t-shirt & stainless steel water bottle)!!!

Live Web Cam

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


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!


Helping to strengthen our harbor’s community partnership through shared activities with the Coast Guard and other local government agencies.

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

  • Sea Lion Dock - Rebuild - $10,000 100% 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%
  • 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.

Harbor. Beaches. Ocean.

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Latest News from the Harbor

Help Us Rebuild the Floating Dock!

Help Us Rebuild the Floating Dock!

  Morro Bay is a popular destination to view wildlife in their natural habitat. One such attraction is the City’s Floating Dock in the anchorage area (built in 1985) which is often completely submerged by the weight of numerous California Sea Lions. The dock,...

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Jesse King Memorial Paddle – Check Presentation

Jesse King Memorial Paddle – Check Presentation

(from the left: Karen Sweeny, Sports Supervisor / Becka Kelly, Harbor Dept. / Bill Luffee, Friends of the MBHD / Kirk Carmichael, Recreation Services Manager)   Friends of the Morro Bay Harbor Department recently had the incredible honor of writing a check to the...

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Now Hiring: 2017 Summer Season LifeGuards

Now Hiring: 2017 Summer Season LifeGuards

The City of Morro Bay is now taking applications for the 2017 Summer Season Beach LifeGuards! Beach Lifeguards patrol the beach and ocean areas for the protection and safety of the public; respond to beach and ocean emergencies; monitor beach and ocean conditions;...

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Don't Be Shy. Get In Touch.

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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