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“Amazing weekend”

Morro Bay National Estuary
Ranked #7 of 35 things to do in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: California coastal wetland located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and covering 10 miles of shoreline.
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Morro bay is one of my favorite places. So beautiful and picturesque. The drive is stunning the whole way from Los Angeles. Street fairs. Old boats. Kayaking. All around a feel good place.

Thank Eric T
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Sitting between the spit of land that connects Morro Rock to the mainland and the harbor is an estuary filled with a variety of life. We saw several types of sea birds, sea lions and an otter. Makes for a wonderful place to show kids the wildlife reasonably close.

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Visit the Natural History Museum near the golf course for history and information of the area. It is a small, but engaging interactive museum with stunning views of Morro Rock, the estuary and sand spit from inside. Better yet walk a couple minutes to the top of the rock behind the museum for an amazing view of the area. Don't miss the acorn grinding holes the Chumash or local native tribe used on the way.

Thank Diane D
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

A wonderful treasure to traverse by kayak or tour boat. An abundance of wildlife is on display including seals, sea lions, sea otters and many species of shorebirds. If you travel by kayak, you should be aware of the tides or you could get stuck in the mud if you are not careful. Also, it can be a lot of work if it is windy, or if you are rowing against the current- still a great way to travel

Thank Robert J
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I've been driving up from LA to Morro Bay for 49 years and still consider the area an absolute delight to visit! The bay is formed by several streams that empty into the bay forming an estuary teeming with bird and animal life. Black night heron, blue heron, snowy egret, gulls, terns, an infinity of shore birds, black tail deer, sea lions, harbor seals, and sea otters abound. I've even seen a bobcat and a young mountain lion along the innumerable hiking and walking paths. From the back of the estuary, where the 5 mile long sand spit meets the mainland to form the bay and where Montana de Oro State Park begins, to Morro Rock at the bay entrance, Morro Bay National Estuary is a nature lover's delight -- and one of the view natural estuaries still existing along the Southern and Central California Coast. Give it a look and several strolls. You won't be disappointed!

Thank lancersd
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