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Monterey Bay, Monterey

4.8
#2 of 12 in Parks in Monterey
Water Body · Nature / Park
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Skirted with protected areas, Monterey Bay teems with wildlife, including otters, seals, dolphins and whales. Areas around the bay are protected marine lands with dynamic ecosystems that you can explore on foot. Consider enjoying the bay's crisp waters on one of the beaches hugging the coastline or visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium. A drive along the coastal road is another way to see the area that provides views and plenty of opportunities to pull off for photos. To visit Monterey Bay and other attractions in Monterey, use our Monterey travel planner.
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  • While Monterey is always busy, it is one of the most beautiful oceanside areas to relax. Bring a jacket as the wind can pick up! 
    While Monterey is always busy, it is one of the most beautiful oceanside areas to relax. Bring a jacket as the wind can pick up!  more »
  • I loved walking along the bay in Monterey, admiring the water, enjoying the beauty, snapping photos, clambering down the steps to little beaches, exploring the tidepools... so much to take in and... 
    I loved walking along the bay in Monterey, admiring the water, enjoying the beauty, snapping photos, clambering down the steps to little beaches, exploring the tidepools... so much to take in and...  more »
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  • Best ever. Must see type thing. Off the hook cool.
  • This is a beautiful place, the beauty is actually overwhelming and for me in the category of the Grand Canyon.

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