Morro Rock, Morro Bay

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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  • Traveling up the coast of California and stopped at Morro Bay to check out the Morro Rock. Impressive. Beautiful little coastal town with quite a bit going on at the waters edge. Many restaurants.....  more »
  • We returned to see amazing Morro Rock. This is a large rock in the Morro Bay area by the Pacific Ocean. As one drives highway one, one gets various views of the rock as one gets near it. There is.....  more »
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  • 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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