Monterey Bay, Monterey

4.8
#2 of 12 in Parks in Monterey
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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  • The bay is so dreamy! So mysterious! Just purely idyllic to sit and write under the all-knowing eye of Neptune's Wrath.  more »
  • A great place to go. Just be aware that it’s gets very busy in the Summer and if you want to visit the Aquarium arrive early otherwise you will be in a very long queue!  more »
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  • 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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