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One of the most visited California coastal towns, Monterey California is not only beautiful & scenic, but the locale offers many possibilities for outdoor recreation & ways to discover marine life up close. The coastline is full of State Parks & State Beaches, many of which have campgrounds that are reservable.
Los Padres NF: North
Los Padres NF: North
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elevation: 25' population: 30,218 zip code: 93940


Beach front cliffs on peninsula & large Bay

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Monterey County
S of Santa Cruz
off Hwy. 1




  • biking & rentals
  • beaches
  • kayaking & rentals
  • golfing
  • scuba diving
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • Fishermans Wharf
  • village shops
  • marina
  • State Beach campgrounds
  • 17 Mile Drive
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Manresa State Beach
  • New Brighton State Beach
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
  • Fort Ord National Monument
  • Ventana Wilderness
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • monterey campgrounds

    Manresa State Beach Camping
    New Brighton State Beach Camp
    Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
    Sunset State Beach Camping
    Fremont Peak State Park
    Arroyo Seco Campground
    Monterey Bay KOA RV Camp

    tent camping

    Historic, coastal, port city on peninsula; with lively wharf scene and plenty of ocean access; abundance of restaurants, shops & galleries. Large aquarium open to the public.

    nearby towns:
    Pacific Grove
    Big Sur
    Santa Cruz
    Pebble Beach
    Moss Landing
    local links:

    Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
    380 Alvarado St. Monterey, CA 93940

    Loulou's Griddle In the Middle
    CSU Monterey Bay
    Monterey County Visitors Bureau
    Serendipity Organic Farms
    Montrio Bistro
    MHAA: Salvador DalĂ­
    Monterey, Carmel, 17-Mile Drive
    ALBA Organics
    Monterey Organic Mushrooms
    Farmers Market: FRI 10AM
    Alvarado Street Brewery
    Peninsula Bike Works
    Monterey Jazz Festival
    La Posada Candlelight Parade
    Monterey Celtic Festival
    Sea Otter Classic Bike Race
    Cowboy Festival
    Monterey Wine Festival
    Monterey County Fair
    Roots Reggae Festival

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