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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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Water, salt and fresh meet, and voila life thrives. Plants, birds, animals, fish all seem to like... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
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There is an abundance of wildlife in the estuary. We saw sea lions, otters and many different... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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%
  • Terrible0%
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South Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, CA 93442
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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
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
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
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
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I love kayaking here. You can rent them along front street or go on a variety of tours, including whale watching. There are lots of sea lions, sea otters, and birds. The waters are relatively calm too!

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We are staying in a VRBO now right on the Estuary. Amazing views, sea otters, sea lions, and abundant wildlife await you!

Thank Brian N
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Morro bay is one of my favorite places. So beautiful and picturesque. The drive is stunning the whole way from Los Angeles. Street fairs. Old boats. Kayaking. All around a feel good place.

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Sitting between the spit of land that connects Morro Rock to the mainland and the harbor is an estuary filled with a variety of life. We saw several types of sea birds, sea lions and an otter. Makes for a wonderful place to show kids...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Visit the Natural History Museum near the golf course for history and information of the area. It is a small, but engaging interactive museum with stunning views of Morro Rock, the estuary and sand spit from inside. Better yet walk a couple minutes to the...More

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A wonderful treasure to traverse by kayak or tour boat. An abundance of wildlife is on display including seals, sea lions, sea otters and many species of shorebirds. If you travel by kayak, you should be aware of the tides or you could get stuck...More

Thank Robert J
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Steve S
3 September 2016|
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
23 February 2015|
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