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Morro Bay & Morro Bay Rock

This 576 foot rocky mound was first sighted by Cabrillo in 1542 and is now a famous landmark for the town of Morro Bay.

Morro Bay has many unique qualities compared to other Californian ocean side communities. It has a natural embayment, and the Army added to that by building breakwaters across the north end of the harbor to have access to the rock. This allowed a wonderful open area for day camping and fishing access to the ocean. Plus, the surfers like to launch into the breakwater end that allows them to swim to the waves. It also gave birdwatchers a unique access to watch many species of birds especially the Peregrine Falcons that live in their natural environment safely.

Although, the power plant does cast a shadowy figure (necessary evil) that is unappealing, the bay and the rock are still lovely to look at and enjoy. This area is also ideal for kayaking because of the breakwaters. So enjoy the shops, restaurants and outdoor activity. Just relax and have a good time.


Morro Bay Net

Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce

Morro Bay, California

Love the ocean!

We visited here during one of our anniversary trips. We just hit the road and ended up here. We had a wonderful time here.

Post cards rock I think! It brings back memories, especially if you forgot to take any pictures. At least you have a postcard to remind you of your travels.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely views and pleasant visit
  • Cons:Not a whole lot to see after two days
  • In a nutshell:A relaxing atmosphere, don't expect much excitement here:-)
  • Last visit to Morro Bay: Mar 1990
  • Intro Updated Oct 24, 2007
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    That mountain makes a unique landscape, very impressive

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Morro Bay seems to be a great tourist destination. Museum of Natural History sounds interesting to us. Lighthouse sculpture looks great as a gift or souvenir. ~ho & pang

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    I always enjoy exploring these small less-travelled places with you Dee - you always find something of interest to share :-)

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    We passed through Morro Bay after visiting San Simeon, but had no time to look around. Next time we’re in the area we’ll be sure to spend some time in this town.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2007 at 9:27 AM

    Nice to know the bird bath is a success with your cat!!! Don't expect the birds think so........

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2007 at 3:15 AM

    Love the bird bath! You write with such passion about the beauty of Morro Bay and your fond memories...it makes me smile for you. Detailed, descriptive, and so positive.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2007 at 3:22 PM

    Morrow Bay sounds like another great seaside village. Clam chowder sounds good about now. I bet you checked out the Xmas store .

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