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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 #2 of 26 things to do in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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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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Agoura Hills, California
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304 reviews 304 reviews
108 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Beautiful hike and lots of birds to see. We spent about one hour there. Saw a good variety of birds. Nice boardwalk to hike on. Great activity on nice day

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was my second visit to Morro Bay. On the first, the highlight was a trip out to Montana de Oro State Park where I ventured out onto the sand dunes which are spectacular. On the more recent visit, I again ended up in the dunes but used a kayak as transport. Can't remember when I had this much fun... More 

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Tucson
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333 reviews 333 reviews
206 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

1.) An estuary is the coming together of the fresh water creeks/streams and the salty sea water. This is where they combine. 2.) There are 3 primary "estuary" locations, all under the control of different governmental entities. They begin at the location near the "rock" and continue all the way down to the further-most reaches of the shoreline. From our... More 

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Ranst, Belgium
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It was rainy and rather cold....so a short walk around the area. It was a stop over after a rather long trip from LA

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

See Falcons and enjoy the salt air. You catn climb the Rock but you can make it quiet a ways around. The area has been redone to favor a walking path. Veyr nice.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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