, the Gibraltar of the Pacific. Morro Bay is a natural embayment
with an artificial harbor.The town's most striking feature is Morro Rock, a 576 foot high volcanic plug
.Morro Rock stands at the entrance to the harbor, and a causeway connects it with the shore. Previously, it was surrounded by water, but the northern channel was filled in to make the harbor. The Rock, as locals call it, was quarried
from 1889 to 1969. There is no public access to the rock itself because it is a reserve for the locally endangered peregrine falcon
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