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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 4 days ago

Watching the sunset by the Morro Rock from the dinner table, with sea utters and sea lions playing in the water beside you, was truly a magical experience.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank HannaBragberg
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped on our way to Pismo Beach. It is pretty impressive sight and lots of wildlife in the area as well.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank twinsareenough
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Morro Bay. There is a lot to see around the rock. A lot of wild life like sea otters, birds, & squirrels. Very nice beach and boardwalk. This is a must see if you are on the California Coast

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must visit rock beach. Sea otters , brown palican best weather in summer to be . Kayaking , fishing, whale watching, golf course is really nice .

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Harry P
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see the Morro Rock from anywhere in Morro Bay, its is almost 600 feet tall.. It used to be an island out in the harbor but back in the bad old days they built a causeway out to it, which means you can...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tomcannon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky on our visit to watch a colony of sea otters who were lounging & playing the full day we were there. We also took the Lost Isle Tiki Boat tour where we learned some amazing facts & history of Morro Rock.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Airma L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can go up close to Morro Rock and you can see the sea otters . There was a Surf Camp by the bay.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mari_reys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaceful, relaxing location. Able to spend time shopping, and relaxing around the water. Taking in all the sights and sounds Morro Rock brings. You will see the sea lions, otters, and birds. Walking out around the rock and just enjoying the ocean. We also enjoyed...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 44christinao
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why is this an attraction?!its just a huge rock. You can’t even. Walk around it. The only positives are free parking and it’s a nice spot to watch the sunset from.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank HaysConly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure what the big thrill is here. It's a rock at the end of a sand bar, possibly from a now extinct volcano. Not really exciting. You can park nearby and walk to it, just beware of birds overhead.

Date of experience: July 2019
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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.