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Morro Rock

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Address: Morro Bay, CA
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Home to flocks of Peregrine falcons, egrets and blue herons, the 50-acre...

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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Gibralter of the Pacific

On your way to one of the most scenic highways in America, along the Central California coast line you'll jump off Hwy. 101 at San Luis Obispo, Ca. (declared by Oprah Winfrey-the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Morro Bay, Calif., United States
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Joshua Tree, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the Embarcadero (road) to where it turns into Coleman Drive and followed it all the way to where it ends at the base of Morro Rock and there is free parking there. We walked around to the left (of the rock) where there are some signs (well weathered) explaining some history of the rock and surfers trying to... More 

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Morro Bay, Calif., United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On your way to one of the most scenic highways in America, along the Central California coast line you'll jump off Hwy. 101 at San Luis Obispo, Ca. (declared by Oprah Winfrey-the happiest city in America) and start heading north on Hwy.1..exactly half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles. 12 miles north of San Luis Obispo you'll see looming... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Accessible and enjoyable walk over to the rock, and around one side to the beach area; interesting geology lesson thrown as you learn it's a volcanic plug atop a submerged volcano, one of a line of them off the Californian coast. A great way to spend the morning or afternoon in picturesque Morro Bay.

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Claremont, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Morro Rock itself is fun to explore. (It is a ancient volcanic plug.) One can walk around to the ocean side, and while doing so, get wonderful views of the town and bay. Plenty of free parking. I always go in the winter and have gorgeous weather. Summer can be crowded and foggy.

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Thank junebugclaremont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in Morro Bay before starting our PCH 1 drive. The Rock is insane. Very impressive. And the adjoining beach is lovely. We came in the off season so it wasn't crowded. Too cold for swimming, but great for waking barefoot in the soft sand and watching the sun set behind the rock, while the waves roll onto the beach.... More 

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West Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to stop and explore! Watch the surfers on one side, and walk around the rock for great pictures!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Morro Rock to view the bird life there and was not disappointed. Two pairs of Peregrines nest on Morro Rock (you will need a spotting scope to get a good view). It's a lovely, windswept setting with interesting geology and the beach is gorgeous.

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of parking and toilets on site. Just walk around the harbour side looking out to the water and watch a variety of wonderful seabirds including Pelicans putting on a show or be amazed by the antics of the Sea Otters playing in the water. Walk to the North side and gaze out at the sandy beach stretching out and... More 

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Thank John D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for pics of waves crashing on the rocks, surfers. Saw peregrine falcon flying over morro rock. Sea otters in the bay near entrance to rock.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rock. This beautiful rock is one in a chain that formed along the Pacific Coast. At one point in time you were able to traverse the rock itself, but due to erosion and safety, you are no longer able to climb the rock. Falcons have made their homes on the rock and this may have been another reason for... More 

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