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Monterey Bay, Monterey

#2 of 12 in Parks in Monterey
Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • This is one of the most exquisite sites in California and you need to stop here if you drive down the Coast. Hopefully you will be here on a sunny day when everything sparkles. And maybe you will...  more »
  • Fort Ord was once an Army Firing range. It has been converted to the Dunes state park. 700,000 pounds of spent ammunition was removed to make way for the state park. Ice plants with red hue fully...  more »
  • Crazy if you have the opportunity to enjoy whales dance!
  • A really great place to do anything from whale watching to sitting on the beach relaxing. Great food and places to stay.

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