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Pet Rock

This iconic rock is what has helped put Morro Bay on the tourist map. You can drive right to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mychelle F
San Francisco, California
It’s a big rock!

I only came for the otters. I’m not impressed with the big rock. Parking is easy. This site is set... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
McLean, Virginia
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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” (155 reviews)
“volcanic plug” (43 reviews)
“north side” (28 reviews)
Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This iconic rock is what has helped put Morro Bay on the tourist map. You can drive right to the base of it and park your car. You are able to hike around parts of it but not the entire way (unless you ignore the...More

Thank Mychelle F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I only came for the otters. I’m not impressed with the big rock. Parking is easy. This site is set amongst industrial small town buildings including smoke stacks. So not the prettiest views for sure. But the otters.... sooo cute and a delight to watch....More

Thank dshochet
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very friendly folks in Morro Bay. Driving out to the rock is a rewarding experience. You get closer to the seagulls and the amusing seals and otters. And the air is wonderful. Take the kids—you’ll all have more fun if you do!

Thank Chuck333885
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful spot! Such a nice surprise to see the seals and around the other side were sea otters. A nice detour!

Thank Cherigayle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What else can I say about a rock? There is all lot of marine life here and fantastic bike paths and footpaths for walk-ability

Thank Dianna430
Reviewed 6 days ago

I got a kick out of the bad reviews what do these folks want. Its striking spot rain,fog or sunny and there really isnt anything else like it on the coast that doesnt require a major hike. See the otters, surfers and fishermen or just...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Morro Rock reminds me of the Rock of Gibraltar. Though much smaller, it stands guard to the entrance to the small seaside town of Morro Bay. It is like a huge dome and appears to be made of a single piece of rock. It is...More

Thank Qualitypro3336
Reviewed 1 week ago

Up close, not so much. It just happened to be in the area that we chose to stay for the night. You have to see it from the distance to appreciate it.

Thank Segald
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walking area loved watching the wild life especially the otters. Would love to go back and try kayaking.

Thank Mike Bea R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've never gotten close enough to realize this is a good easy walk out to the water, we saw a bunch of otters feeding babies, great picnic spot right on the beach

Thank Jon E
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18 October 2017|
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Response from Mlg2 | Reviewed this property |
Being from Iowa I think the weather in Morro Bay is wonderful year round. It's a great central location to go on day trips up the coast line. The Elephant seals, are amazing, there is a cool town Harmony with a population... More
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!
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