Known as the Gibraltar of the Pacific, Morro Rock is one of California's most recognizable geological phenomenon. More than 23 million years old, the rock is a remnant of long-gone volcanic activity. Spanish explorers of the Pacific coast came across the rock, and mariners used it as a navigation point for centuries. Peregrine falcons and other bird species breed here, and sea otters frequent the spot. Climbing the rock is forbidden to anyone except the members of local Salinan and Chumash tribes, who consider the rock as a sacred site. A causeway connects the rock with the nearby beach. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Morro Rock by using our Morro Bay travel route site.
Morro Rock Reviews
The Strand beach next to the rock is a great way to beach walk and enjoy this monolith. But remember this is just the last of the volcanic plugs that match inland. Try Black Hill for a hike and... more »
Stopped here on a quick trip up the coast. Followed the poor signage and as a result ended up seeing parking lots on both sides of the rock! we went back and parked on the bay side of the rock and..... more »
Grew up in the area during the summer, it's always been a part of my life. I love it here
Great place to visit when visiting the San Luis Obispo area. Beautiful coastline, windy beaches perfect for reading a book, chilly water, and gorgeous views. Very famous landmark of the area.
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