4. Heron Rookery

Located on rocky Fairbank Point 1 mile from the shop, the Blue Heron Rookery provides another prominent landmark in Morro Bay. The eucalyptus trees on this point provide nesting and roosting sites for Great Blue Herons as well as Egrets, Cormorants, and Night Herons. When paddling by this point, one gets the feeling of an almost jungle setting with the tall trees and squawks of the birds. The water off this point is the deepest in the bay at almost 50 feet due to the strong currents that scour out the bottom around it. During strong tidal flows, the current can be very strong and concentrated here so it’s advisable to give it a wide berth. Landing is also prohibited here.

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