This part of Morro Strand Beach is two miles away from the Cayucus pier.
This was taken from the parking lot. I saw the ground squirrels on the rocks — evidently they burrow under the rocks — and started to take a picture. Suddenly one of them scrambles off the rock and heads straight for me. “Rabies” is going through my head, and going through the squirrel’s is “Tourist! Food!” This was taken at about three feet away from him. I couldn’t go anywhere near those rocks because the squirrel would come out hoping for a squirrel treat.
This was taken of Morro Rock from the beach. Only visible from the beach is the old man. If you look carefully to the right, you’ll see an outcropping of rock that looks like an man’s face looking up at the sky. The seagulls line up on the line of his face, facing into the wind. The debris on the beach is giant kelp.
Had to include a better shot of Morro Rock, though this wasn’t taken from the beach. As you can see, the shape of the rock changes quite a bit, depending on the angle. It’s a very distinctive feature of the area and can be seen from almost anywhere — unless it’s foggy out!