Morro Bay is our favorite place to grab a quick plate of fish n chips or a bowl of clam chowder before looking for sea shells. My favorite place to eat is Rose’s Landing on the Embarcadero, but go around the left side of the building on the ground level, you will find the best deals. The upstairs dining is formal and more expensive.
Morro Strand Beach has the best place to find sea shells, at least in my experience. Sand dollars galore. Make sure they aren’t purple though, those are still alive and need to go back in the water!