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Morro Rock

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Address: Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Home to flocks of Peregrine falcons, egrets and blue herons, the 50-acre...

Home to flocks of Peregrine falcons, egrets and blue herons, the 50-acre Morro Rock is the last in a chain of extinct volcanoes.

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Beautiful

The beach is beautiful. The roar of the ocean is calming. There can be a strong rip current so surfing is sometimes dangerous. The rock is very cool and you get a great view from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The beach is beautiful. The roar of the ocean is calming. There can be a strong rip current so surfing is sometimes dangerous. The rock is very cool and you get a great view from the harbor. There is a rock next to Morro Rock that at the right angle, looks like a man's face. There's plenty of parking and... More 

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most charming seaside towns on the California coast. The natural beauty is stunning. Lots of good restaurants, a lively Embarcadero, harbor, and beach.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great view of the rock, scenery,people watching.tons of stores and seafood restaurant. metered street parking.

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South Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We're not even big seafood eaters but we go to Morro Bay just to walk around the huge rock and beach. This time we took our daughters and they loved it! Walking on that soft sand, they loved finding sand dollars. If you love seafood, there are several restaurants around to take your pick also. A must stop if you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Check out this rock in the early morning. The sunlight created a stunning colour on this rock. Also the drivr round this rock is nice too.

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South Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can drive right to the base of the rock. It is a landmark so go see it. It only takes a few minutes to park and see it. The bay there has otters also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish my friend and I had more time to visit the park and see the rock up close, but even from a distance, Morro Rock is a vision. I can't wait to come back!

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to arrive just in time to see the Rock as shortly thereafter, it was fogged in. It is quite a spectacular site to see and the town is just a lovely, quaint little place. I wish we had had more time here. We walked the boardwalk and thoroughly enjoyed the funky little shops along the waterfront.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cute town with lots of natural wonders to see. The best part is the otters playing in the water. The pier is really pretty, and the rock can be seen for quite a ways away. Just spent a couple of hours here but really enjoyed it.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This remnant of a plugged up extinct volcano is visible from a great distance, one of a series of "sister" structures well worth experiencing. The waters around it were lively with seals, an encouraging large population of sea otters, and birds, though we did not see the usually resident peregrine falcons. Our dog enjoyed a romp on the beach. Informative... More 

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