Morro Rock, Morro Bay

Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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  • Morro Bay strand is always a delight to explore. Clean beach, plenty of shells and gorgeous views of the rock. Plenty of parking near the rock ­č¬Ę seagulls can get food aggressive so be careful.  more »
  • We stayed at the Embarcadero Inn (see our other reviews for this hotel) and visited Moro Rock twice during our stay, once at sunset and once at sunset, both were incredible. In the evening, it was...  more »
  • People in this town are weird. Stay away. Creepy too. Reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode. Dont visit if you are alone.  more »
  • Grew up in the area during the summer, it's always been a part of my life. I love it here
  • Great place to visit when visiting the San Luis Obispo area. Beautiful coastline, windy beaches perfect for reading a book, chilly water, and gorgeous views. Very famous landmark of the area.
  • The birds are so adorable, it is a great tourist attraction. I would reccomend going there just to hang out, and watch the water, and sealife!
  • I have enjoyed the seashore and dunes in the Morro Rock area since as a teenager in the 60s visiting my brother at California Polytechnic College. Excellent Hotel and dining is close by in San Luis Obispo.
  • Great place to explore nature, the area is protected for birds.

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