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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 2013
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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Clovis, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

It is well worth the time to stop especially if you have Children. As an adult I found it interesting and fun. Definitely worth the time. Cost is very reasonable $3.00 per person.

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Galt, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Being there while the tide is low and watching the birds feeding is a wonderful way to spend a morning. Walking the path at the Elfin Forest is great

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Good trails, well maintained. We saw a lot of birds but no sea otters unfortunately. We went to Montana de Oro and drove the coast highway some too.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
41 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We didn't get out of the car, but we loved driving by. It is very pretty and there are definitely lots of birds. We saw a couple of kayakers and we would love to kayak during our next visit.

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Virginia, USA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Just a few hours form LA or San Francisco by car, Morro Bay is a lovely little town and the estuary is a unique and peaceful marine environment with many diverse animal and plant species. Well worth the diversion from State Highway 101 to make a visit.

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Upland, California, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Kayaking valhalla. But watch the currents. Could be easily swept out to sea in the channel and many boats have been lost in the turbulence out there. Great place for spying critters like sea otters.

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Pacific Grove, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Morro Bay is a beautiful harbor. The estuary is large and unique with many birds, seals, and sea lions. There are excellent restaurants there, it's a worthwhile place to visit.

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Camarillo, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Sea otters, seals, sea lions, and so many birds! This area is just beautiful. If you make the trip to Morro Bay and enjoy the restaurants and shops, don't forget to take a lot of time to enjoy the natural areas that make Morro Bay such a lovely trip!

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Birds, birds, and more birds. Take binoculars because it's difficult to distinguish them at such a distance from the boardwalk. But a lovely walk nonetheless.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Watch the otters, seals, sea lions and birds - all in a very peaceful environment - a real gem of a place!

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