Monterey Bay and Peninsula

Wildly interesting region built on environmental tourism, sardines, rare farming and a fascinating multicultural history … Now at the forefront of discovering how humans may co-exist with nature. Click a photo to go.

Elkhorn Slough


A wildlife Mecca has risen out of a century of misuse, and embraces a very eclectic burg. Moss Landing


Artichoke Center 
of the World

Hecker Pass

Garlic to Strawberries – Through the Redwoods and Flowers – A grand transition from the north to the wonders of Monterey

Pebble Beach

Where nature won over money and begat elegance.


Art village crafted by a plan with vision and courage

Point Lobos

While sparing this treasure, California’s visionary park founders created a definitive purpose for rare places.

Old Monterey

The heart of Old California, rich historical stomping grounds, is now at the forefront of understanding human’s role with nature.

Pacific Grove is the Hometown of heroes

Awesome Ancient Redwood Groves were protected in Santa Cruz, and gave birth to the great California state parks.

Environmental Excitement!

Monterey Bay throbs with ocean ecology research activity. You can find a wonderful opportunity to volunteer,, track the Aquarium research vessels by live cam corders (updated every 5 minutes) in Monterey Bay, learn about the National Marine Sanctuary.

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