Monterey Bay Sights

Big Sur Monterey Bay
Highway One balances along the Bigsby Bridge about 45 minutes south of Monterey and Carmel.

Overview of Sights

Monterey Bay has without a doubt the most stunning and breath taking sights in all of California. Due to the state's natural tectonic forces, the entire region is hemmed in between jagged mountains that rise from the ocean giving way to perfect geography that makes perfect backdrop for the charming towns and golf courses that dot the landscape.

In order from highest to lowest reccomendation

Monarch Butterfly Monterey Bay
  • Monarch Butterflies
  • Every year between October and November the town of Pacific Grove is overrun by thousands of Monarch Butterflies on their migratory route from Mexico. A true spectacle and a must see for die hard nature lovers.

    Pebble Beach on Monterey Bay
  • Pebble Beach
  • One of the premier golf courses and resorts in the world. Perched on cliffs that over look the Pacific, you don't have to pay the high golfing fees to visit, dine, stay or just have a glass of wine while taking in the breath taking scenerey.

    Boats at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf
  • Old Fisherman's Wharf
  • One of the main tourist draws in Monterey Bay, Old Fisherman's Wharf is a collection of hundreds of docked fishing boats, restaurants serving up delicious fried shrimp and booths and stalls selling a variety of souviners.

    Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo in Carme
  • Carmel By The Sea
  • Clint Eastwood once served as mayor of this stunningly beautiful and charming coastal town on the ocean. Surrounded by a forest of sycamore trees fairytale looking store fronts line the main street of Ocean Ave and gourmet resturants sprinkled in between.

  • Pacific Grove
  • Coastal town that sits at the very tip of the Monterey Penninsula. Small drives give way to victorian homes that look like they belong in New England, the annual Monarch Butterfly migration and beautiful views of the coastline that words cannot express.

    Enterance to Cannery Row on Monterey Bay
  • Cannery Row
  • Althought overrun by tourists, Cannery Row is a must see on any visit to Monterey Bay. Old canneries converted into shops, bars and restuaraunts with the bay as a backdrop gives to an exciting vibe. The area has something for everyone.