Morro Rock, Morro Bay

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#1 of 17 in Nature in San Luis Obispo County
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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  • This is a great place to see, and learn more on the volcanic past of the region. the rock is impressive when you come close, and the whole Morro Bay is really nice. Plenty of sea otters and seagulls a...  more »
  • When visiting Morro Bay, take a few minutes to drive to the Morro Rock, there’s plenty of parking and the views to the ocean the beach or the city are great any time of the day . There’s a walk trail ...  more »
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  • The Moro rock is amazing. You can take a trip to go whale watching, and there are usually a lot of sea otters as well as great restaurants- some even give you a view of the stunning Morro rock.
  • Morro Rock is the spot to view the sea otters from the bay side. We arrived around 1 pm and there were no otters present but it was still worth the trip.

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