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Morro Rock

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Address: Morro Bay, CA
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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Love Morro Rock

I enjoy walking on the beach near Morro Rock and just take in the natural beauty of "The Rock". The sound of the waves and the seagulls is very relaxing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Elaine S
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I enjoy walking on the beach near Morro Rock and just take in the natural beauty of "The Rock". The sound of the waves and the seagulls is very relaxing.

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This rock has a lot of history. It is an inactive volcano and had been blasted a number of times, according to a local. One man interposed to stop the rock from being demolished. Thus it stands as a beautiful sign... something that was doomed to be destroyed can be seen as a thing of beauty.

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Yucaipa, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was amazing driving right up by the rock. There was a beach nearby and we saw sea otters feeding and sea lions frolicking. The fog and mist draped around the rock and it was a fantastic sight to see. We had a wonderful visit.

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New Brunswick, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Nice little village on the water with lots and lots of restaurants and friendly people. Spent one whole week here and loved it.

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Morro Bay, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Within a week, two sets of climbers had to be rescued from the rock, at considerable expense and time lost to attend to other emergencies: IT IS ILLEGAL and fines will be imposed. These climbers were not hurt, merely stranded for a while.

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Pacific Grove, California
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15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You can't fully appreciate this landmark until you've experienced it close-up. the California Parks Department did a great job here. The history of the "rock" is well documented. There is plenty of parking, lots of sea birds and great views.

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Fresno, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was brought here by my father many times, and I loved it every time. This time it was my turn to bring my kids. They LOVED running up and down the beach. They found blue jellyfish and lots of baby crabs. The best thing about Morro Rock and the surrounding beaches is that they are never really packed liked... More 

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Pasadena, California
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36 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just passing by from San Simeon pink out way home. Can't miss even if you're in the freeway. Closer would be better view, plus the sea lions loading around the beach. Ample parking, even on weekends. Plenty of places to dine around the area is a plus.

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Dinuba, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want to share a day with the family or just sit and enjoy the coast air this is a good place the be

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Born in San diego been up And down the coast from Cabo San Lucas to the North Pacific and always enjoy coming to morro bay and the beach north of the rock. Birds gliding off the rocks, sandpipers running along the shore. Miles of beach to enjoy. Surfers surfing and joggers jogging. Fun for all.

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