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Whale Watching off Moss Landing

Moss Landing, California

Elkhorn Slough and Moss Landing

Moss Landing, California

4.06 mi / 79 ft gain

Kayak with Humpback Whales in Monterey Bay

Moss Landing, California

5.0

Elkhorn Slough Exploration

Moss Landing, California

4.28 mi / 33 ft gain

Kayak in Elkhorn Slough

Moss Landing, California

4.9

South Marsh Loop Trail

Corralitos, California

3.72 mi / 243 ft gain

Monterey Bay Coastal Trail

Monterey County, California

14.23 mi / 341 ft gain

Camp at Sunset State Beach

Watsonville, California

4.5

Surf, Run, or Catch a Sunset at Marina State Beach

Marina, California

Places to stay

Moss Landing, California

Moss Landing KOA Express

Watsonville, California

New Listing! Beachfront Pajaro Dunes Penthouse

From $208 / night

Prunedale, California

Salinas / Monterey KOA

Watsonville, California

Secluded Seaside Cottage: 2 Decks, Steps to Beach!

From $190 / night

Watsonville, California

Creekside Paradise

From $185 / night

La Selva Beach, California

Sand Dollar Beach Home with Large Deck, Ocean View

From $348 / night

Guides and stories

A Perfect Coastal Escape for the Holidays

Sara Sheehy

5 Pieces of Gear You Need for a Weekend Adventure in Monterey, California

Mitch Pittman

72 Hours of Food, Fun, and Outdoor Adventure in Monterey County

Mitch Pittman

Your Coastal Refuge in the Monterey Bay: Asilomar Hotel

The Outbound Collective

5 Must-Do Adventures near Asilomar, California

Karissa Frye

10 Great Places To See Wildlife Near Santa Cruz

Crystal Birns

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