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Morro Rock

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Address: Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Home to flocks of Peregrine falcons, egrets and blue herons, the 50-acre...

Home to flocks of Peregrine falcons, egrets and blue herons, the 50-acre Morro Rock is the last in a chain of extinct volcanoes.

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If you're driving between San Francisco and Los Angeles this is a must stop. The volcanic plug stands 581 ft high. The highlight of my visit to the rock was the sea otters. They... read more

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46703
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're driving between San Francisco and Los Angeles this is a must stop. The volcanic plug stands 581 ft high. The highlight of my visit to the rock was the sea otters. They are absolutely precious

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely not something you see every day. If you're traveling on the 1 this is a nice stop for food and a cool view. You can also see sea lions and otters in the harbor sometimes

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Thank Rachael G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have loved visiting here as long as we can remember and finally are able to call it home. It is a treasure and the perfect place to collect sea glass.

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Thank Kristen B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Something about the combination of the secluded bay with its moored boats , the seagulls and the imposing Morro Rock make the views especially pretty and relaxing. You can't help being reminded of Rio de Janeiro's iconic "Sugarloaf" by Morro Rock.

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Thank Miguel B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No trip to the central coast is complete with out visiting the rock! Beautiful view of some amazing surfing. Bring some snacks for the squirrels. They will eat them right from your hands. The jetty side (south side) of the rock has a cool secluded beach area. Bring a lunch and enjoy!

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Thank Gregory S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The history is more fascinating to me. Morro Bay in general is a gem. Morro Rock is just that, a rock. There's water around a big rock. Pictures can be neat though. It's Morro. At as a while that makes it unique. Also, I live here...

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Cayucos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

relaxing atmosphere and just a great place to visit . lots of exploring even for a day trip or stay a week and never want to go home . a lot more fun than working and the struggle of clearing your in-box every day !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hey all! So I am lucky enough to live in Morro Bay and if you are coming for a visit please check out the Rock and the beach next to it. The beach is great for kids, they can run up and down the small sand dunes, tons of shells to collect, and plenty of beach to spread out and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a special place. We enjoyed daily walks - no two were the same. Bought and ate the local crab. Watched sea otters sailing by, putting on quite a show! Will return in summer time.

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Thank Tess H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This rock - an old volcanic plug - is home to peregrine nests and other birds, while Morro Bay below harbors frolicking seals and other marine life. If you don't know what you're looking for or at, ask some locals to point out the birds and wildlife. Bring binoculars.

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