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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went to Morro Bay at the beginning of our drive on Pacific coast highway 1. Great place for nature lovers, birdwatchers, adventure seekers and for anyone else really! we went kayaking, saw seals in the water. The rock formations were fascinating! It was lovely to walk around the pretty village with cute shops. Good places to eat at as... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Nice place to sit and watch boats go in and out of the Morro Bay harbor (relaxing). This is also the closest you will ever get to sea otters other than an aquarium. If you want to watch sea otters, this is the place and you will get about 50 feet from them. If you have kids, there are ton's... More

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Redlands, California
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We took a very short harbor cruise, and the cruise guy told us that the rock was formed as some sort of plug from an undersea volcanic eruption, one of 8, and the biggest. I have visited MB off and on for 50 plus years and always wondered where that thing came from.

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Menifee, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were in town for a wedding and had the morning and early afternoon to kill so we decided to head here. We weren't really sure what we were going to see, but were up for an adventure. We were delighted with our time there! We had a lot of fun watching the sea otters, climbing along the shore and... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It was very interesting to look at. We had a bit of fog so visibility was limited. I bet it's gorgeous on a sunny day.

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Rome, Italy
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39 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

very nice place. see this marvelous rock at sunrise or sunset. advised to stay in this lovely village

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We saw sea otters with their young, pelicans, and lots more. Lots of surfers too. Looks amazing as the sun sets

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our family visited Morro Bay as part of our summer vacation. We were attracted to the area because of its proximity to Hearst Castle, which we were planning on visiting during our stay here. We selected a hotel right on the water because we wanted to be able to stroll easily to the shops along the water and I wanted... More

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MIAMI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We spotted the Rock about 5 miles away and driving up close, it is awesome. It is so majestic jutting out into the water. You can hike around it or view it from a distance. Any way at all, it is nature at its best.

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Inyokern,CA
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

No matter how you come into Morro Bay the "rock" is about the first thing you see (along with the smoke stacks). You can drive right up to the base and look up toward the top. View many different types of birds and just pause and relax. Also great views of the ocean and Morro Bay are view from the... More

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