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Morro Bay National Estuary

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Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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good place to spend some time

the view of the rock is very good. the beach nearby is nice as well. there are couple of good food... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
pritammukherjee
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Los Angeles, California
A wonderful place kayak, SUP, or walk

I have stayed in Morro Bay SP countless times even when we lived in Paso. I LOVE Morro Bay Estuary... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
EmmandPete50
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Mount Shasta, California
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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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South Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Reviewed 4 days ago

the view of the rock is very good. the beach nearby is nice as well. there are couple of good food joints near by. Nice to spend few hours here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pritammukherjee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in Morro Bay SP countless times even when we lived in Paso. I LOVE Morro Bay Estuary. Have kayaked many times and it's always a beautiful zen experience with plenty of wildlife. I even love kayaking around the sailboats dreaming about when...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Just great! Take a bottle of wine, a loaf of bread, some cheese and enjoy this. Most of all take your camera!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark L
Reviewed 20 October 2018

I could've stayed and watched the dozen or so sea otters for hours, especially the momma and baby. So mesmerizing! Fun to stroll or just carve out a spot, sit and enjoy mother nature!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jamie K
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The estuary is large and best visited when the tide is high. Lots of birds to view and enjoy. Be sure to bring binoculars!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Place was so beautiful and had such a holiday feel to it, that we would love to revisit. Could have days of fun in the area especially if you like outdoor activities like we do. Can boat, rock climb, nature watch, hike, surf, windsurf etc...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tony M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A two day painting workshop en plein air. Physically this is a small contained area with tourists and locals. It never felt crowded or too busy. Boats came and went, kayaks silently slipped by, the sun moved overhead casting new shadows for the painters. Lunch...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Went out for tour on bay, after launching boat we went into estuary on high tide, best time to go. Busy with kayaking and fishermen. We were just enjoying the sites and it was a great tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CentralCoastDiverSLO
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Read about the history of the "morro" and be sure to go and walk around. The otters including three moms with babies were adorable.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Saw sea otters and tons of birds! Go during the morning for great sunlight and the evening for a beautiful sunset.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kimmisk
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Benton A
5 May 2018|
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Response from Lucretia E | Reviewed this property |
If you want to be in downtown Morro Bay the Estero Inn is very nice. For a quite more intimate location with an awesome view of the changing tide try the Back Bay Inn.
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Response from travelinm2014 | 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
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