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Morro Rock

Morro Bay, CA
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Owner 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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Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful place...and especially at sunset! Morro Rock makes a great backdrop while enjoying the waterfront or having dinner, but make sure to take the drive out to the rock. Lots of wildlife to appreciate. Many surfers were taking advantage of the surf. Plenty of parking is present so you can enjoy a nature walk.

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This rock provide a nice photo stop in the evening as the water is rather calm and the color is great. However, the waterfront food stalls along Embarcadero opposite the rock close pretty early so go there earlier if you plan to have your meal while enjoying the sunset. There are more eateries further down the road closer to Main... More

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Santa Monica, California
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46 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We got lucky and as we drove up to the rock, the sea otters were right along the shore. I asked a local person about them and he said that they're always there. So, check ahead and see if that's true, but try and time your visit to see these cute guys because they're really fun. They play and twirl... More

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Hampshire
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10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Park at the Morro Rock (free parking) and take a long walk along the beautiful sandy beach, admiring the wildlife and watching the surfers. The beach goes on for miles and miles. Highly recommended.

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Helsinki
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It is reachable also by car, but you can walk to the rock also. Nice Place to see the ocean. Worth the visit.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Photo opportunity at sunset from almost anywhere in town or on the beach to the north. Truly striking with the harbor full of boats.

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Nanaimo
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Sitting on the sand dunes with the rock and the sunset makes one feel tranquility with the world. It is an amazing beauty. Well worth the side trip.!

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Goleta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you drive in from San Luis Obispo you will see several large rock formation along Highway #1, Morro Rock is an extension of these formation.

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Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a must see if traveling through the Central Coast. The Rock is a spectacle and it's really cool to get up close to it!

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Ft.Collins, CO
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Loved watching the sea otters right off the walk way and watching the surfers across the way. One very calm bay and then the big surf - best of both!

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