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Such a pretty and friendly little town!

We decided to do a mid-week getaway, the week after Labor Day. The town was nit crowded, but still... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Oxnard, California
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Beautiful... nice walk & beach

A gorgeous location... too bad the plant takes away from the view. Just look the other way for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cathy C
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Home to flocks of Peregrine falcons, egrets and blue herons, the 50-acre Morro Rock is the last in a chain of extinct volcanoes.
Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to do a mid-week getaway, the week after Labor Day. The town was nit crowded, but still lively. The cafes and shops were mostly open, though some observed casual hours. We walked from our hotel (at the far end of Embarcadero) to Morro...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gorgeous location... too bad the plant takes away from the view. Just look the other way for otters in the water, birds above & sand in your toes. Drive across to park to the left & walk along the rock or go to the...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your in Morro Bay you must take a short drive out to the "Rock". Take a walk and check out the otters who lounge just offshore in the bay and then walk PAST the rock on the bay side to find a truly interesting...More

1  Thank ragsdad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After breakfast we took a walk to Morro Rock. There were a lot of sea otters playing a lazing about that you could watch. We walked along the path and then the beach on one side. The other we sat and watched the surfers. A...More

Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the beaches around Morro Rock, and had a fabulous time going on a whale watching tour. The walk from the beach around Morro Rock to the town is nice, there are a lot of restaurants that serve fresh fish.

Thank Ingo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The close yet respectful distance to the otters along with a nice background makes watching and photographing them here perfect. We have visited most of the west coast from Alaska south, including the Moss Landing area, and find this location to be our favorite for...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed this rock, it's really nothing social and definitely not worth a stop unless you are into geology. There's some pretty decent marine life and we did spot seals. But overall, nothing special.

Thank JeLundgren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop by and wait a while - you'll see sea otters and lots of sea birds. There are lots of bars and restaurants, and it's easy to park. The views out onto the beach are spectacular. This was a great day trip and I highly...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read about the history, then go walk out there and look up. Read how it was mined until 1964 too--and you can see where some of that rock ended up.

Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pictures simply can't prepare you for the grandeur of this rock jutting up out of the ocean. Seeing it from afar is amazing but to truly appreciate it you need to stand at the base and look up. We did and we were amazed. The...More

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September 14, 2018|
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Response from JavisQDunkirk | Reviewed this property |
From Big Sur, it will be before San Luis Obispo. You can't miss it driving down Highway 1.
September 14, 2018|
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Response from ronmiller0032 | Reviewed this property |
Morro Bay is before San Luis Obispo, about 13 miles before
September 11, 2018|
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Response from bullygrrl | Reviewed this property |
No climbing is allowed. You can pretty much walk right up to it. You can also enjoy some very nice tide pools at its base.