The lava plug of a long extinct volcano, Morro Rock is the bay’s most distinctive feature. There is parking (and a popular surfing spot) at the base. The rock is sacred to Native Americans.

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Nearby Places to Stay

San Luis Obispo

Driving Time: 24 mins (24km/15mi)

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Santa Barbara

Driving Time: 1 hour 59 mins (174km/108mi)

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Monterey

Driving Time: 2 hours 32 mins (232km/144mi)

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