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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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  • Had breakfast at a bar overlooking the Bay and Morro Rock, between the port, the fishermen and people walking it was really impressive. If it's a nice day even better.
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  • Morro Bay is a photo Rich location. The rock is usually spectacular from any direction, over the bay, from the northside or with fog shrouding it. Sometimes there are small boats sailing in front of i...  more »
  • The beach is beautiful. The roar of the ocean is calming. There can be a strong rip current so surfing is sometimes dangerous. The rock is very cool and you get a great view from the harbor. There is ...  more »