Monterey Bay Water Sports

Monterey Bay H2O

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 influences the weather, romance, local wine, and what shows up on the dinner table. One of …

Monterey Bay Hiking Trails

Attitude Adjustment: Hiking Trails

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 to narrow it down. These hikes will suit your state of mind.

Extreme Monterey Sports

Most Extreme Adventures in Monterey Bay

By 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 SCUBA DIVING RACE CAR DRIVING

Montery Bay Golf

A Good Walk on a Golf Course

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. Public and private golf courses scattered throughout Monterey County Total holes Total yards Number of times the U.S. Open has been played at Pebble Beach …

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Open Season – Pebble Beach Golf

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 of the Sistine Chapel and combine it with the refinement of …

Monterey Bay Nature Trails

Trail Mix

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 can enjoy playing. Despite the landscape often taking a back seat …

Monterey Bay Beaches

Shoreline Sojourns

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 Photo courtesy gettyimages.com/dirima By Jill K. Robinson

Monterey Bay Water Attractions

Test The Waters

Photo courtesy gettyimages.com/solovyova Monterey 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 …