Shell Shop | Morro Bay, California

Morro Bay, California

Morro Bay, California

California road trips are the best. My family frequently travels from their home in southern California up the coast to spend time up north. Since Austin is currently training for his new job, I decided to take the opportunity to visit my family in California. While I was there, I was able to join them for one of those trips north to the San Francisco area.

Morro Bay, California

During our drive, we made a stop in Morro Bay, a waterfront city just north of San Luis Obispo. It’s such a cute town and very unique and kitschy, and it was a gorgeous day to walk along the shore.

Morro Bay, California

Morro Bay, California

Morro Bay, California

Morro Bay, California

Morro Bay, California

After a lunch of fresh seafood and a walk outside, we made it to the Shell Shop, an unassuming storefront with marvelous oceanic treasures inside.

Morro Bay, California

Since 1955 the Thomas family has owned and operated The Shell Shop in Morro Bay, California. This store specializes in marine sea shells and exhibits the largest selection of specimens on the Central Coast. The Shell Shop | About

Morro Bay, California

The staff was helpful and friendly and the store is utterly amazing with countless varieties of shells for sale. I could have spent hours admiring the stock and, if I wasn’t currently living as a nomad and if I had a home to decorate, I would have loved to bring a few pieces back in my suitcase.

Morro Bay, California

On cold seaside days, cozy wool fisherman sweaters are always a good idea.
(Mine is from Blarney Woollen Mills)

Morro Bay, California

Morro Bay, California

Morro Bay, California

They had so many stunning sea urchins.

Morro Bay, California

Morro Bay, California

As we left the Shell Shop and said goodbye to Morro Bay, we were in our car on the road again and on our way once again. It was a perfect day and such a fun detour. I love roadside discoveries!

Have you ever been to Morro Bay?

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  • That shell store is so beautiful!

  • I love road trips! Those shell pictures are gorgeous. I have never been to California but road tripping would be nice!

  • Those sea shell pictures are beautiful. I love road trips with the family. I have never been to California and road tripping along the coast sounds lovely.

  • How absolutely beautiful!! Would love to go to Cali and now would love to go to The Shell store!! Now on my bucket list!
    Take care and God bless!
    Valarie

  • I’ve had Morro Bay on my list to visit for years!! I really need to get down there. That shell shop is calling to my heart!

  • Oh my gosh I must go here before we move from NorCal! I’ve never even heard of Morro Bay. So cute!

  • Ohhh I spend hours in there! My sister is in california for her first time as I write this and just ran the Golden gate bridge today. I am super jealous, I have wanted to go to Cali for quite some time now and will make it there one day~!!

  • I’ve never been to Morro Bay, but now I want to go! The Shell store looks like a fun treasure hunt place to visit. Wow, now I want to go on vacation 🙂

  • I love finding places like this when I travel! I want to do a big CA road trip next year (hopefully!), and I’ll have to add Morro Bay to my itinerary! 🙂

  • I love Morrow Bay but I have never been to the Shell Shop. How fun.

  • What a cute little shop! I love traveling up California. I did a trip up to Humbolt from San Fran and it was so beautiful. 🙂

  • Oh wow! The shop looks so cute and those shells <3 I love California and how you can just drive a couple of hours to get to the most gorgeous places! Have a great weekend.

    Love,
    Monika | http://www.palateforstyle.com

  • Never been to Morro Bay, but it looks like a beautiful little town. The shell shop looks pretty cool too.

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