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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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San Diego
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It's one of the California natural wonders, 7th in a line from the south and the largest, always nice to see, just a nice place to sit and see the harbor.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

There is a causeway directly to a parking area adjacent to Morro Rock. For safety's sake you are not allowed to climb it. Also: it is a seabird sanctuary. However, you get a wonderful view of the rock, the wildlife, the adjacent Bay, and Morro Beach from the parking lot. There is also a well maintained restroom facility.

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Washoe Valley
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

You can't miss this "rock". Actually, it is a huge stone mountain that sits at the entrance to the bay. It is home to nesting gulls and other sea birds, and welcomes you to the beach where you can watch surfers and pelicans, alike. You can also catch a glimpse of sea otters with their young floating in the bay... More

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Saint Helena
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great place to see Sea Otters in the day, so close to the shore (10-15 of them), great little kiosk with plenty of information for the kids. The other side of the rock is perfect for sunsets and very close to all the restaurants.

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Alabama
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41 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This wonderous Rock is massive! It is amazing to sit in the parking areas and just gaze at all going on around it. Morro Rock is a peregrine falcon preserve so there is no climbing. But the rock is amazing and lots to look at both with the naked eye as well as with binoculars.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Morro Rock and the surrounding landscape is gorgeous! There is a nice bike trail that goes from the town to the rock. You can watch the surfers, birds and landscape.

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We walked to the rock at Morro Bay from our motel. The bay is beautiful and we saw sea otters and pelicans on our way there. Although it was quite windy we found a nice spot on the beach on the bay side in the shelter of the rock. In the evening the rock looks stunning in the sunset and... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Did not see any sea otters but there were two pairs of peregrine falcons nesting. They were spectacular to watch.

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ca
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

we enjoyed walks along the beach and observing the sea otters playing in the kelp. there are also many people watching the peregrine falcons nesting in the cliffs of the rock who are knowlegeable and allow you to observe for yourself by telescopes

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

In the end this is just a big rock (volcano really) in the sea. It has been connected to land so you can drive up there an hang out. It is so strange to see it there, yet not overly attractive or interesting at the same time...

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