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Review of Morro Rock

Morro Rock
Ranked #4 of 39 things to do in Morro Bay
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Owner 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.
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Plenty of parking. Great views. Bring binoculars. Bring a lunch. Have a great time. Too bad you can't climb it.

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Morro Rock is the perfect place to observe the wild life. It is one of nine volcanos. Talk to the locals or take a boat cruise to get the history behind it.

2  Thank moveyourfeet
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Great place to park and watch the sunset on one side of the rock--on the other side great view of the town and sail boats

1  Thank fla-sue
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Great place for walking, sitting or playing on the beach. Bring a picnic, frisbee, chair, book, dog. Watch the surfers or wildlife. Fresh air and sunshine feels good.

1  Thank KarmaKat805
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Quick Tips:
1. The rock can quickly become shrouded in fog, especially in the mornings
2. You can drive straight to the rock (take Coleman Dr. off of Embarcadero)
3. Plenty of parking
4. You cannot fully circle the rock on foot, but can enjoy the views and beach areas on the two sides
5. NO CLIMBING on the rock; it is a protected Peregrine Falcon nesting area
6. Abundant wildlife to enjoy: Sea Otters, birding, squirrels, and tide pool areas
7. Kayaks are available on the mainland if you wish to get closer to some of the wildlife or beach at the outer sandspit
8. BRING BINOCULARS

We arrived here in the late afternoon expecting to spend about 15 minutes ‘seeing the rock’…WRONG. We were absolutely captivated by the place. Morro Rock is actually a Volcanic Plug that today is home to Peregrine Falcons and other wildlife. You cannot climb on the rock, but bring your binoculars and watch all the activity. The beach area and the surrounding rocks offer lots of ‘sea treasures’ to find. The tide was low enough on our visit that we could touch starfish and stare into the eyes of very small crabs scurrying between the rocks. There was what appeared to be a squirrel condo community with tunneling along the entire rocky area just above the water’s edge; squirrels kept popping out and scampering about in significant numbers. We did see sea otters on our visit, but they were frolicking further out and you really needed binoculars to enjoy them. So pack a picnic and plan to stay awhile, I’m sure you’ll be charmed too.

2  Thank spontaneoustrip
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