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Morro Bay starting to prepare for Labor Day crowd

Posted at 10:32 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 01:32:55-04

MORRO BAY, Calif. — Labor Day weekend is here and for the Central Coast, that could mean even larger crowds. Officials and residents in Morro Bay are already starting to prepare.

Visitors are expected to flock to Morro Vay with beach closures planned for Monterey and Santa Barbara counties this holiday weekend.

Officials saying a full contingent of lifeguards will be on the beach from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., maybe a little later depending on how the crowds are and what the weather does.

All three lifeguard towers will be staffed at Morro Rock Beach. They'll make sure beachgoers are social distancing.

More restrooms, trash cans, and recycling bins will also go up.

Local restaurants and shops are also preparing.

"Even with additional staffing, it's hard to keep up with the capacity issue because it's all takeout dining."

For those at the beach, the harbor director says they've seen an increase in stingrays this year because the water is a little bit warmer. He says shuffling your feet could prevent getting stung.