Best of Monterey Bay® Visitors Guide

AT PLAY Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey (831) 372-9686, Princess Monterey Whale Watching 96 Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey (831) 372-2203, Sail Monterey 78 Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey (831) 372-7245, Sanctuary Whale Watching Cruises 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing (831) 350-4090, Sea Goddess Whale Watching 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing (831) 920-1499, Whisper Charters 2370 Highway 1, Moss Landing (831) 207-6305, BICYCLING Monterey County offers amazing bike riding for all styles. The splendor is found along the scenic coastal Recreation Trail (which runs from Pacific Grove to Castroville), rolling through the winding roads of the Salinas Valley and on the trails of Fort Ord and Toro Park. Whichever your heart desires, the views can’t be beat. 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach For the road cyclist, this is perhaps the Peninsula’s ultimate two-wheel trek. Enter at the Pacific Grove gate and hang a right to take the coastal route past some of the loveliest coastline in North America. The road will lead through the Pebble Beach golf courses and down to Carmel-by-the-Sea. Note that while vehicles must pay to enter, it’s free for pedestrians and bicyclists. Also be aware that the road is very narrow in many places. Various entrances, Fort Ord National Monument This biking, hiking and horseback-riding paradise encompasses thousands of acres of gorgeous wetlands and woodlands. Pick up a map or just get lost in endless mountain-biking bliss with a network of single-track trails. Or if you’ve got narrow wheels, stay on miles of paved roads that are off-limits to car traffic. Popular trails are accessible at Gigling Road and Eighth (Seaside), Badger Hills (off Highway 68 near Salinas) and Creekside Terrace (off Portola and Reservation Road near Marina). Stay on marked trails only, as ordnance cleanup of this former Army base is still in progress. Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail Described by some as a “linear park,” the paved Rec Trail is an ideal way to take in beautiful coastal views at your own pace. The former Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way 37 29 SURF RENTALS PROUDLY SERVING OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1986 Alexa Sorensen - Age 7 COME SEE OUR 6,000 SQUARE FOOT SURF VILLAGE OTB_2-3v_VG23_gk.indd 1 6/15/23 10:11 AM