Coast Guard Pier, Monterey

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  • Not a lot here except for a nice park and diving expeditions on weekends and holidays. There is a nice bar and finning joint near the harbor masters office.  more »
  • This is a working Pier. It's not the prettiest fear in Monterey or on the California coast. Facing into the bay, the right side of the pier is closed off for working vessels. The left side of the pier...  more »
  • They have blocked off a lot of the area you could see the seals from. Sometimes you can look over the edge and the seals are right there on the rocks. They were further out this time and it was harder...  more »
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  • The sign reads, enter at your own risk. Certainly found it to be a risk worth taking. The ocean was calm but the sea lions weren't. Sounds of their barks bounced off the water for miles. Totally worth it! Jelly and star fish were just two of the many sea critters we witnessed on this little trek. Loved it!
  • Great spot to get up close enough to the seals to smell them and other critters playing around on the rocks and in the water.
  • This has been the highlight of our trip to Monterey so far. Walked to the end of the pier to find so many sea lions. It was incredible. The view is really nice from here as well.
  • Doesn't look inviting at first but good views and if timing right very close up views of seals. If you like viewing wildlife can be amazing.
  • The place to go to see sea lions ! Also great to walk near the harbor and connects to a larger trail.

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