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Morro Bay National Estuary

Address: South Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone Number: 805-442-4467
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: California coastal wetland located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and covering 10...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: California coastal wetland located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and covering 10 miles of shoreline.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Rent a kayak from Tony - super reasonable, and well worth it. They have dry-sacks for your gear too.

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Morro Bay, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The locals cherish and treasure their bay and estuary so much, a grass roots group got together long ago and made a concerted effort to establish a Federal umbrella for the ecosystem--and they prevailed in Washington D.C. And 2015 is the 20th anniversary of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program. Side by side, professionals and volunteers regularly monitor the water... More 

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Hanford, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great for kids, history of the area,reasonably priced, little store in front part of museum. By the golf course.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Walk along the beach, watch the harbor seals and shore birds, listen to the surf breaking on the rocks or the water lapping at the shore into the harbor area - very peaceful place to visit!

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Many a happy hour spent watching the pelican's diving for their food. A photographers delight. Good parking well worth a visit.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went bird watching a fifteen minute drive from the Bayfront Inn at the Elfin Forest Park in the evening and the Morro Bay National Estuary early the next morning. I added five birds to my life list!

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The national estuary at Morro Bay is quite nice. Today we only saw birds, but sometimes when we have stopped here we have also seen seals.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You can explore the estuary at ground level...Lots of trails. Or you can drive up Black Hill,park, and walk a few hundred feet and get a birds-eye view of the estuary. It is very beautiful.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

On our way down Hy1 we stopped at Morrow Bay. Free parking near the end of the estuary for the RV. If you are lucky you will sea lions basking and playing near the moored boats, some were only 8 feet away. You might sea otters. It is a clean old fashioned town that was quite and unhurried. There are... More 

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We hoped to see sea otters but never expected such an amazing show. Every time we walked the path to Morro Rock we were able to watch them fish, play and float. One had a baby and it was a joy to watch them.

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