Morro Rock, Morro Bay

4.7
#1 of 14 in Nature in San Luis Obispo County
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Morro Rock by using our Morro Bay travel route site .
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  • Kinda neat if you wanna kill time or check out some otters. Don't het wet unless you can handle a few great whites. Also, don't go on an overcast day.  more »
  • Huge rock which you can walk up to and almost walk around but not entirely. Not to climb, it is forbidden.  more »
  • Morro Rock is a impressive Rock on the horizon as you head down Hwy 1 to LA. It situated in beautiful Morro Bay, there is a causeway out to the rock, it’s the biggest structure in the water on the Wes...  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 !

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