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Beach day

Pretty beach...lots of gnats. Very clean nice town. Feels safe. Great businesses here. A very nice... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dana G
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Fiddletown, California
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Beautiful

A beautiful location and a great place to view the sunset as well. We didn't go out on the beach... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nikki W
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Home to flocks of Peregrine falcons, egrets and blue herons, the 50-acre Morro Rock is the last in a chain of extinct volcanoes.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea otters” (168 reviews)
“volcanic plug” (45 reviews)
“north side” (29 reviews)
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Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pretty beach...lots of gnats. Very clean nice town. Feels safe. Great businesses here. A very nice place to walk around in.

Thank Dana G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful location and a great place to view the sunset as well. We didn't go out on the beach because it was later, but looked like a good spot for that as well.

Thank Nikki W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Rock is in Morro Bay, at the entrance to the harbour. It is quite a sight. I can understand its State Historic Landmark status. Although climbing is prohibited, it is near enough to be approached by paddlers, boaters, etc. We were there on a...More

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the rock and were informed by locals how to get to the area where the otters were in the water. Great to see these cuties in their element! Across from there was the surf area and beach. Also worth seeing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by at Morro rock on the way to our hotel. It was very fun! Down there in one of the pictures is the rocks me and my sister stacked up! Also has very nice view! We were climbing rocks which was really fun......More

Thank AlisonLovesTraveling
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started off at Kelli's Candies on the little front street. We took our yummy hot coffees (go there by the way☕ it's delicious) and went to Morro Rock. It was a fun place to watch all the surfers and fisherman. There were lots of...More

Thank Lorrlee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Morro bay has a lot to attract visitors - the views, restaurants, sunsets, the Pacific, beaches, museums, Morro Rock, and more. The town is a shoppers paradise. The restaurants are extremely varied in menu and offerings. The views and photography opportunities are numerous. This is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought this giant rock was kind of odd. It just pokes up right out of the sea!! ha ha ... The little "Front Street" was nice for a stroll. It was fun to watch the fishing boats go out for their morning tours. We...More

Thank JustBren
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I did the Highway#1 Roadtrip from SF to LA. We stopped at El Morro just to see the sunset and it was more than beautiful! Definitely worth it to stop by before the sun goes down.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in Morro Bay early, a couple of hours before check-in at our hotel, so decided to park in the huge open parking area by the rock. We had been hoping to see sea otters during our California trip but could not believe the...More

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angusoaks11
18 October 2017|
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Response from William R | Reviewed this property |
There is a great Bird Festival weekend in mid-January. It is also pupping season at the elephant seal rookery just north of San Simeon, less than an hour away. Lots of year-round hiking in Morro Bay, Montaña de Oro, Irish... More
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Olga K
12 July 2016|
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Response from boloca | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It will be wonderful! It might be foggy and cool but that doesn't ever detract from the beauty. Go and enjoy!
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Madone52
18 May 2016|
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Response from northee | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, it is illegal to climb the Rock as it disturbs the birds and their nesting areas. I think someone tried a while back to propose to his girl friend and got arrested. I think some of the parks in the area have hiking... More
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