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Morro Bay National Estuary

South Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, CA 93442
805-442-4467
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: California coastal wetland located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and covering 10 miles of shoreline.
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Atascadero, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Morro Bay as a destination or a great place to stop on the way to other great Central Coast destinations is always a good time.

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Modesto, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This area is a bird sanctuary. There are a few trails to use but kayaking around is the best way. We have seen deer, otters, and many different types of birds. The Museum is great to explain how this sensitive area works. It is great to watch how it changes with the tides.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Beautiful, huge natural area. It's great to see such an open area close to the village. It supports many key food chain species. Glad they are working to protect it!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Love the place...my kind of quiet place. Bird sanctuary. Nice hike and romantic kayak to the sand dunes.

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Golden, Colorado, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hands down the best way to visit the Estuary is by kayak. We rented a few (I had never been before) and kayaked the entire bay. We saw countless water fowl including massive pelicans and cranes. What made the experience even better were the sea lions hanging around and swimming in the bay. We had one pop up right in... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Dining on the patio of Rose's Bar & Grill you can see windsurfers, kayakers, paddle surfboarders, and lots of wildlife while enjoying excellent food. A Bonus: Pets are allowed on the patio as long as they are on a leash.

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Washoe Valley
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

From Great Blue Herons to Hummingbirds, you can catch a picture or get a Life Bird here. I spend some time with my spotting scope and binocs every visit and enjoy every minute. Easily accessible from several directions, stop and relax for a bit.

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simi valley
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love this place! I've been coming here since childhood and Morro Bay is my 'go to' place when ever I want to get away for relaxation and fun. There is such a variety of things to do and of nature and beauty - such serenity!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice place. Not too expensive and close to town. Doesn't take too long so you can do it in about an hour. Check it out.

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Palo Alto, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I came here to kayak for the first time! I had fear in my mind since I was going to be in a single kayak but it was just awesome. The estuary is the perfect location to kayak because the water is pretty still, also the estuary is safe and a fair size so that you can enjoy without getting... More

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