Monterey Bay Water Sports

Monterey Bay H2O

Old Fisherman’s Wharf. Photo courtesy: SeeMonterey.comHeed the call of the waves and venture beyond the beach. By Jill K. Robinson Stand on any beach or bluff in Monterey Bay and look out across the water to the vast Pacific Ocean. The seascape here is an essential part of the culture and has inspired art, poetry, stories, songs, and films. It …

Monterey Bay Hiking Trails

Attitude Adjustment: Hiking Trails

Point Lobos Loop Trail. Photo courtesy: Gettyimages.comMatch your mood to these hikes, whether you want to soothe or sweat. By Blane Bachelor Monterey County is a hiker’s paradise, with a head-spinning array of trails showing off stunning landscapes: scalloped beaches, coastal bluffs, and redwood groves, just to name a few. With so much to choose from, it can be hard …

Extreme Monterey Sports

Most Extreme Adventures in Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay Peninsula Photo courtesy: Skydive Monterey BayBy Blane Bachelor From the Monterey Bay Aquarium to the superstar Pebble Beach links, Monterey County is brimming with ways to enjoy its spectacular scenery. But when you’re ready to amp up the action, check out these adrenaline-fueled options — and get ready to earn big-time bragging rights. SKYDIVING The only way to …

Montery Bay Golf

A Good Walk on a Golf Course

Pebble Beach. Photo courtesy: Joann Dost/Pebble Beach CompanyFast facts about golf on the Monterey Peninsula. By Jill K. Robinson California’s golf history has its early beginnings in Monterey County and today, the region’s dramatic scenery and famous golf courses inspire awe and draw players from all levels of the sport. 26 Public and private golf courses scattered throughout Monterey County …

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Open Season – Pebble Beach Golf

Pebble Beach Golf Links Hole No. 9 Photo courtesy Pebble Beach Company.With five head-turning U.S. Open Championships already under its belt, Pebble Beach Golf Links has celebrated its fair share of golf’s greatest moments. In 2019, the holy grail of golf events returns once again — and during the course’s phenomenal centennial celebration. By Matt Jaffe Take the sacred grandeur …

Monterey Bay Nature Trails

Trail Mix

Biking across Bixby Bridge. Photo courtesy Visit California in partnership with AFAR.Old-growth redwoods and magnificent waterfalls compete for attention with some of the most beautiful coastline in the country. One of the best ways to appreciate such natural beauty is by bike, hike, or horse. By Jill K. Robinson The Monterey region teems with vast, open spaces where outdoor enthusiasts …

Monterey Bay Beaches

Shoreline Sojourns

Monterey State Beach. Photo courtesy Jay Slupesky.Beach time is a given in Monterey Bay, and the glorious Pacific must be experienced. The following seashore hot spots leave an indelible imprint on the heart and mind. To beach his own. By Greg Archer Pacific Grove Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove. Photo courtesy Visit California/Blaise. Asilomar State Beach Scenic and downright …

Monterey Bay Water Attractions

Test The Waters

Photo courtesy gettyimages.com/solovyovaMonterey Bay’s far-reaching seascape is breathtaking to behold from beaches and cliffs along the coast, but it’s even more beautiful up close. The bay is located within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a federally protected marine area. Extending an average distance of 30 miles offshore and encompassing 6,094 square miles of ocean in total, it’s the largest …