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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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  • You really can't miss it - it's a huge rock sitting right out there in Morro Bay. Offers great viewing and photo opportunities. 
  • Saw it from our motel -- huge, very striking. We hoped to drive over to see it yup close, but never did 
  • After lunch at Carla's we walked down to the sea front to take photos of the Morro Rock. It's a beautiful sight, and the sea front is a nice area for a stroll. We were just passing through, but it was...  more »