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Morro Rock, Morro Bay

#1 of 18 in Nature in San Luis Obispo County
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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  • Drive over the causeway, park and enjoy. You can't climb the rock but you can certainly take photos, fish, relax on the beach, swim and traipse around. There are two beaches. The larger strand will...  more »
  • Moreover rock in amazing. Walk around it and see many birds, sea otters and lots of people enjoying nature without any hike at all.  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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