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Morro Rock, Morro Bay

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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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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  • We went there last week. It was a nice and sunny day. A lots of people around. The Morro Rock is a very unique view of a huge round mountain/rock on the sea - Pacific ocean. To my surprise, you can ac...  read more »
  • Great place to visit and observe an abundance of sea life. We were fortunate to see otters, sea lions, seals and numerous varieties of birds in our short break, all within sight of the shore. We took ...  read more »
  • As a couple it's great to walk on the sand hand n hand with your loved one. It's so relaxing and invigorating. Perfect place to spend your day. 
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