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Morro Bay National Estuary

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South Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, CA 93442
+1 805-442-4467
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The otters were awesome

Right at the Embarcadero, a stone's throw from those ugly smoke stacks, we were entertained by a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Angeles
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Burien, Washington
FANTASTIC!!

We alked along the embarcadero and we saw sae lions and sea otters! There are also alot of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DonHalazon
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Seattle
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California coastal wetland located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and covering 10 miles of shoreline.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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South Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, CA 93442
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"sea lions"
in 19 reviews
"great place to view"
in 2 reviews
"an abundance of wildlife"
in 2 reviews
"animal life"
in 3 reviews
"blue heron"
in 2 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 2 reviews
"easy parking"
in 2 reviews
"marine mammals"
in 2 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 2 reviews
"montana de oro state park"
in 2 reviews
"the natural history museum"
in 4 reviews
"a special place"
in 2 reviews
"spotting scope"
in 2 reviews
"central coast"
in 6 reviews
"black hill"
in 2 reviews
"golf course"
in 2 reviews
"boardwalk"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Right at the Embarcadero, a stone's throw from those ugly smoke stacks, we were entertained by a dozen sea otters. They seem to be there all day, but the biggest number were at sunrise and sunset. Mother's with babies.We could watch them fish. Cute.

Thank Angeles
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We alked along the embarcadero and we saw sae lions and sea otters! There are also alot of different birds! If you like wid life take a hike in this area!!

Thank DonHalazon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although very cold and windy the afternoon of our .7 mile walk on the Estuary boardwalks at Morro Bay, it was a pleasant walk with bird sightings. Informative placards about the birds and ecology of the Bay.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Didn't even know how to spell Estuary but now we've seen one and it is a real treat. An odd landscape that makes you wonder if it's ocean or river or swamp or what is going on. Great little winding creek-looking streams feed into Morro...More

Thank SueFromWinnipeg
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Be sure to walk the boardwalk and trail on the "Marina Peninsula ". This is a Morro Bay hidden gem. It is an easy walk with beautiful views of the wetlands and it's wildlife.

Thank Lucretia E
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Looking for the Black Hill trail, I drove too far south and ended up, quite by chance, stopping to walk the boardwalk at this pleasant and enjoyable area. I ran into a lovely woman and her three happy children and then had a wonderfully congenial...More

Thank L. K
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Water, salt and fresh meet, and voila life thrives. Plants, birds, animals, fish all seem to like the mix. Depending one the time of day with sun and mist shrouding Morro Rock in the background this is is great place to walk with kids or...More

Thank treike
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

There is an abundance of wildlife in the estuary. We saw sea lions, otters and many different types of birds. Great place for bird watching.

Thank Climb14ers
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Beautiful place where you can view marine mammals and sea birds.You have the opportunity to enjoy nature in a beautiful setting.

Thank Kiamom
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very full of natural life and native birds. Looks much the same as I remember as a child 50 plus years ago.

Thank Morrobayboy
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Steve S
3 September 2016|
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Response from Travelin M | Reviewed this property |
There are birds everywhere but you can walk out on the boat docks, around and on Morro Rock there are lots of gulls and Peregrine Falcons; if you can get on a skiff with Mike at (I forgot the company name - but you can find... More
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Evessa
23 February 2015|
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Response from journeysofdiscovery | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are benches all around the waterfront, but not that many along the trails themselves. The boardwalk that skirts along the back bay estuary across from the State Park has benches every quarter mile or so. Does this... More
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