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Monterey Bay, Monterey

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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. See Monterey Bay and all Monterey has to offer by arranging your trip with our Monterey itinerary maker.
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  • Go and enjoy the scenery and the view in both direction in some places. Watch out for the cars when you stop though get a little crazy there.  more »
  • Monterey Bay is the place where we are always happy. The endless walk along the beach! The ocean, the freedom!..  more »
  • We stayed on the Bay for three nights and were delighted to see dolphins jumping, whales spouting and breaching, otters and seals swimming and sunning themselves. It's a very nice rec trail running al...  more »