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Morro Rock, Morro Bay

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Known as the Gibraltar of the Pacific, Morro Rock is one of California's most recognizable geological phenomenon. More than 23 million years old, the rock is a remnant of long-gone volcanic activity. Spanish explorers of the Pacific coast came across the rock, and mariners used it as a navigation point for centuries. Peregrine falcons and other bird species breed here, and sea otters frequent the spot. Climbing the rock is forbidden to anyone except the members of local Salinan and Chumash tribes, who consider the rock as a sacred site. A causeway connects the rock with the nearby beach. Use our Morro Bay trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Morro Rock and other attractions in Morro Bay.
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  • It's quiet relaxing place to take in great views and wonderful shops and people. The morro rock has a nice beach and boardwalk to see seals and otters. Plenty of thing to do and enjoy.  more »
  • Ok, it's probably a bucket list thing but what the heck. Go and take a picture. You'll be glad you did.  more »
  • it's a sight that one has to see for themselves! It's a huge rock close to the harbor in Morro Bay! there's walk ways close by so there are plenty of opportunities to take pictures...and there's lots ...  more »
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  • The beaches are pretty can smell like sea weed and lots of bird. It is dog friendly too have the best views of the rock.
  • My kid's love it here they have Fun.
  • Its a loving place to be with the family
  • My favorite beach to walk on
  • just great !