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"Morro Bay ~ Rock" Top 5 Page for this destination California Things to Do Tip by Yaqui

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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 Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center:

845 Embarcadero Road, Suite D
Morro Bay, California 93442
phone 805-772-4467
fax 805-772-6038

Directions: Morro Bay, California 93442
Phone: 805-772-4467

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  • Written Jun 13, 2009
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