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Morro Rock, Morro Bay

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Geologic Formation
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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  • Peaceful!! Very clean and clear water. pets allowed. sand is great and clean. nice view of the mountains along the beach  more »
  • I've been aware of this peak for decades but never appreciated how it fit into the surrounding peaks until after visiting here today. It turns out that Morro Rock is one of seven peaks in a chain stre...  more »
  • Morro Bay is one of my family's favorite vacation spots, we are even thinking of retiring there. The Rock is unique and majestic, and worth the short hike from the harbor. Lots of wildlife and natural...  more »
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  • My kid's love it here they have Fun.
  • My favorite beach to walk on
  • Beautiful