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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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  • Morro Rock is the core of an ancient volcano; one of the "seven sisters". There are great ocean views, and a party atmosphere with people enjoy the views and views of nesting falcons on the rock. 
  • Morro Bay made me feel like I had come home! my daughter and granddaughter and myself had a road trip of a life time and stopping and spending the night at Morro Bay was one of the best day and evenin...  more »
  • Morro Rock is a staple to Morro bay, did you know that the rock was born up to create the bay? Imagine how much larger it used to be...