Morro Rock, Morro Bay

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#1 of 14 in Nature in San Luis Obispo County
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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  • August 13, 2017
    We spent 2 nights in Morro Bay on our way to LA. The location is very special and we were lucky to see a very nice sunset on the rock. One night would have been enough though as after you saw the rock...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Magical. Especially recommended because of the beautiful view and magical atmosphere. Just seat, relax and wait till sunset.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    You can drive or walk to the Rock along the boardwalk from town. There's a beach and good surfing. Otters and sea lions are usually visible, and there are always lots of birds. If your coming to the C...  more »
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  • June 28, 2017
    The beaches are pretty can smell like sea weed and lots of bird. It is dog friendly too have the best views of the rock.
  • February 25, 2017
    My kid's love it here they have Fun.
  • June 29, 2017
    Its a loving place to be with the family
  • February 19, 2017
    My favorite beach to walk on
  • May 20, 2017
    just great !

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