Morro Bay's Iconic Coastal Landmark
Anchoring the northern end of the quiet and scenic Morro Bay, Morro Rock stands as a monument to the unique landscape of the central California coast.
The 580-foot dacite dome of Morro Rock is the northwestern-most in a series of ancient volcanic remnants that stretch southeast toward San Luis Obispo. Although formerly quarried - in part to provide material for area breakwaters - the site is now protected as Morro Rock Natural Preserve, part of Morro Bay State Park. While most human visitors are not allowed on Morro Rock itself, its upper reaches are home to nesting birds including cormorants, seagulls and the protected peregrine falcon.
Visible from most of the extended Morro Bay waterfront area, the distinctive Morro Rock is not only a prominent landmark, but a special feature of the local landscape and an ideal starting point for exploring.More Adventures