The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is a protected marine area off California's central coast. Stretching from Marin to Cambria, this national treasure encompasses a shoreline of 276 miles and 5,322 square miles of ocean. Supporting one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems, it is home to numerous mammals, seabirds, fishes, invertebrates and plants. Board a sport fishing boat in search of salmon or tuna. Kayak or canoe tours offer a great look at the otters and seals. Scuba divers and snorklers can explore a diversity of undersea life.
There are so many unique attractions in Monterey that it can be hard to pick just one! Here's an overview of Monterey County’s top attractions.