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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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  • There are no trash cans on the beach. New cement benches are uncomfortable and block the view from your car. There was a lot of trash and used "doggie bags" in the parking lot and on the beach. Kind o...  more »
  • What's to say? This is a big, big rock that seems to have no place being where it is. We walked down the beach to get to this large bit of rock and it didn't get closer for a very long time. it is muc...  more »
  • Walk along the Morro Bay embarcadero to the Rock, then along the broad beach immediately north of the Rock and you'll experience beautiful sights of the bay and ocean. Sea otters and sea lions are ubi...  more »