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Morro Rock

Morro Bay, CA
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Home to flocks of Peregrine falcons, egrets and blue herons, the 50-acre Morro Rock is the last in a chain of extinct volcanoes.
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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is the perfect place to walk around, do a little site-seeing (there's a spot to see otters swimming around in the bay), and then have lunch at one of the bay-side restaurants with Morro Rock as your view. Take this excursion on a day that you'd like to spend relaxing and in a really laid back environment. (I actually... More

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Atascadero, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Morro Bay is a great place for photography. I hope you plan on staying long enough to catch the sunset.

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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and son rented a kayak to tour out by the Rock and I took a boat ride to the sand spit. The Rock is impressive and we saw lots of marine life - I particularly enjoyed viewing the raft of sea otters. Did some tidepooling and watched the surf school. Also had a great fish and chips lunch... More

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Prague
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We spent here 1 or 2 hours but I liked the atmosphere at the bay, where surfers sliding on waves and where squirrels are not scared and take the food from your hands. Morro Rock is good for making a pictures from various side. We also loved whole fisherman/surfer small town Morro Bay.

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Ramona, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Even though there were several tourists, we were able to find good parking and we took a leisurely stroll out to the sandy beach at the Rock's base. My granddaughter had fun finding the little hermit crabs. The weather was beautiful. The Rock was beautiful. It was a perfect day.

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Pacifica, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The "Rock" and the beach around Morro Rock are great family outing you will not want to miss out. The beach goes on forever with soft sand and a gradual rise that if fun for kids.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Morro Rock is a beautiful rock on Morro Bay - its interesting as it is unique to other beaches in California. It was created by a volcano and is 581 feet. One gets a feel for the volcanic activity in this area when we travel inland (for example to Edna Valley Winery) and see other such volcanic activity. This rock... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We walked Morro Bay's promenade, and had a nice dinner at the Chinese buffet restaurant "Golden china".

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Nelsonville, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Love visiting Morro Bay and seeing Beautiful Morro Rock. You can drive out for a closer look. It is taller than the Washington Monument. It is part of the "Nine Sisters" off the CA coast.

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Beaumont, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The fact that you have the bay on one side of the rock with boats and sea otters and the beach with surfers on the other side of the rock is just great.

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