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Morro Rock

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Address: Morro Bay, CA
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Stunning View

Walking from the hotel to see the Morro Rock right in front, it was impressive. The beach on both sides, the surfers and the sea lions with otters on the other side, made the walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Walking from the hotel to see the Morro Rock right in front, it was impressive. The beach on both sides, the surfers and the sea lions with otters on the other side, made the walk even better. Is very beautiful.

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Modesto, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A simple, but unusual rock in the middle of the shoreline. Nesting site for a number of seabird species, and was fun to watch them bounce around the crags of the rock. The beach is right next to it, so one can enjoy the ocean at the same time. The accompanying beach seems to be a popular sufing spot, too.

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Lakeland, FL
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25 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The rock isn't just visible from afar, you can actually drive right up to (and sometimes around) it. It provides a backdrop for one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever experience. Choose a good vantage point, and have your camera ready.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It is as simple as it sounds - a gigantic rock in the middle of the ocean! But it is astounding in person. Absolutely monumental, it is stunningly beautiful and certainly unforgettable.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

That's about all one can say. Pictures do not do it justice. It is huge. You can walk or drive to it.

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Visalia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We love to view the ocean, sunset, the sea otter's, the surfer's, walk on the beach in our bare feet. What can be a better experience than that? Experiencing the breeze of the ocean, watching the kites sailing in the air, families enjoying their family pets. So much to experience, watch and take pictures for added memories.

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Huntington Beach, California
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76 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Without the rock, Morro Bay would not be the same. It is the number one attraction of Morro Bay. You can drive close to it, but probably looking at it from Embarcadero is better.

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Hay River, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The rock was impressive, but was even better was the otter viewing station at it's base. The people flying kites off in the distance also added to the overall feel. A relaxing boardwalk stroll takes you out there - alternatively, they have a trolley bus.

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Fresno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I could Never get sick of beautiful Morro Rock & surrounding beaches !! It's a Must see when visiting Morro bay. In fact if you are visiting, I find it hard to believe anyone could Miss it !! It's Massive plus there are some really interesting historical facts about it. So you wouldn't want to miss this one : )... More 

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Tehachapi, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Fun to watch for otters, watch the surfers, check on the birds. Didn't do the whale watch trips, etc. Sunset wasn't spectacular since it was so overcast during our trip.

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