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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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What a wonderful place to see sunset

The estuary is a birds sanctuary where the scenic views change on a second by second basis. Not to... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2015
Khalid A
Hinckley, United Kingdom
A good way to enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Coast.

When in Morro Bay State Park, don't miss the boardwalk around the estuary. It's easy and it doesn't... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2015
Los Angeles
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California coastal wetland located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and covering 10 miles of shoreline.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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South Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, CA 93442
+1 805-442-4467
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

The estuary is a birds sanctuary where the scenic views change on a second by second basis. Not to be missed

Thank Khalid A
Reviewed 1 October 2015

When in Morro Bay State Park, don't miss the boardwalk around the estuary. It's easy and it doesn't take too long, although you can sit on various benches and watch the wildlife.

2  Thank vinojeff
Reviewed 30 September 2015

water was so nice and warm, it is so relaxing just watching the sea and sea otters, it is the best place for kids and families.

Thank ChinaTourDotCom U
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Morro Bay is an ideal place to kayak. You paddle through waters protected from the open ocean by a mile-long sandbar. The area is rich in bird life and the sand dunes are fun to paddle out to and explore. We saw many harbor seals...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Protected area for the preservation of Sea and Marine life, very good place to see / watch the Sea Otters, and Sea Lions, as well as many other forms or Marine life. Also nice and relaxing place to take a walk and look at all...More

Thank Rod B
Reviewed 6 September 2015

NATURAL PRESERVE for birds and marine life amazing one of the few left in the USA a great place to just walk around and feel the good Energies;

Thank AnthonyMorrocco
Reviewed 5 September 2015

A nice harbor to view seals, sea lions, otters and sea birds. Easily reachable by vehicle. Nearby waterfront restaurants and docks to watch tourists or boats too.

Thank KCCowgirlLosAngeles
Reviewed 3 September 2015

One of the most scenic place we know. Its environment, the nature, the people, life style are special

Thank Jean-Paul88
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We've just taken a kayak and paddled amongst pelicans and other bird life, sea lions and sea otters. All for $20. The estuary is a beautiful place with such abundant wildlife. Sit in one of the many harbour front restaurants and watch the sleeping sea...More

Thank girlsroadtrip2015
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We walked along the new boardwalks to do a quick and easy tour of the estuary from the marina parking lot in the State Park. However, I would recommend renting a canoe or kayak to really see it up close. You also need binoculars and...More

Thank JoanJ77
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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