Morro Bay and Morro Rock

January 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Morro Bay and Morro Rock

The Chumash (Native American tribe) were the first peoples to inhabit this region of the California coast, building a settlement along and near Morro Creek.  The next people to visit and inhabit the area were the Spanish.  The town of Morro Bay was founded by Franklin Riley who built the docks and town to export the dairy and other ranch products from the inland area to the large cities along the California coast.

The city became a fishing center in the 1940’s, after an extended period of vacation development from the early twentieth century.  During World War II the beaches north of the rock were used by the US Navy for amphibious landing training.  Today, the town is a vacation spot , especially for photographers; although there is still some fishing.

Morro Rock is the most striking feature of the city and bay.  The area attracts photographers from all over the world for the spectacular scenic provided by the rock, sunsets, and weather. 

Morro Bay is a great place to spend a weekend or a week, enjoying the wonderful restaurants, the views, and taking photographs as the sun, rock and Mother Nature provide the scenic wonders.

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