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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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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Upland, California, United States
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153 reviews 153 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Fantastic kayaking site but watch out for strong currents, and the waterway leading out to the ocean can be busy and present some interesting wave action. Patrols regulate how close you can get to the sea otters, but you can also see them from shore many times.

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Salton Sea, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The estuary is breathtaking and free to park and visit! Morro Bay-don't take it away! We took the Amtrak train up from Palm Springs, rented a car, stayed in your hotels, ate in your restaurants and shopped in the quaint stores, all because my son introduced us to the estuary on a previous visit. Next trip we'll include some day... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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257 reviews 257 reviews
148 attraction reviews
453 helpful votes 453 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Want to see sea lions and otters in the wild? Stop in Morro Bay while on your drive up or down the Pacific Coast Highway. Morro Bay is home to one of the last fishing fleets in California. The jewel of Morro Bay is Morro Rock, also known as the Gibraltar of the Pacific and the seventh in a chain... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
40 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a calm place to walk and appreciate marine life. Dont miss this attraction. Children usually like it

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Walk around from the harbour to the rock and the otters are playing at the sea edge. As also are the pelicans following the seals around and diving right by the seals as they compete for the fish. Sublime.

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