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Morro Rock, Morro Bay

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#1 of 17 in Nature in San Luis Obispo County
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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.
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  • You can drive and park at the base of this rock then hike part way around it. There isnt a path all the way around. 
    You can drive and park at the base of this rock then hike part way around it. There isnt a path all the way around.  more »
  • Beautiful place! Each night looking out at the rock is different based on the weather. Calm and peaceful. So many different species of birds!. They are awesome to watch and make for great wildlife... 
    Beautiful place! Each night looking out at the rock is different based on the weather. Calm and peaceful. So many different species of birds!. They are awesome to watch and make for great wildlife...  more »
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  • Impressive rising up right there on the beach.
  • A must see when in Central Coast California

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