The Giant Chessboard of Morro Bay is one of the world's largest chess sets. It is located on the Embarcadero and features three-foot-tall chess pieces that each weigh from 18 to 30 pounds. It also is the site of an annual chess game featuring human pieces. You can also play chess with normal-size boards and pieces at the chess tables surrounding the giant board.

  • Be the first to Review
Your rating for Giant Chessboard
Tell others why (optional):
You have 850 characters left.

Expert Review of Giant Chessboard

Beach Review of Giant Chessboard

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • What's made of redwood and weighs 18 to 20 lbs? A chess piece on Centennial Park's Giant Chessboard.
  • The board measures 16 square feet, but it's not just for show. Players can really strategize and even shout "checkmate!"
  • It may be the only game of chess where reservations are required. Call 805-772-6278.

Morro Bay, California
Parking: Chessboard available for use from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 805-772-1214
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

Review by Away Copyright © 2010 all rights reserved.