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Hotels On the Beach is your guide to beach hotels and beach resorts in Monterey. You can book the best rates for hotels on the beach, and hotels that are near the beach. Monterey is a historic town on the Central California Coast with a beautiful shoreline of bay and ocean. The Monterey Aquarium is famous, as well as Cannery Row. Couples looking for a romantic coastal getaway choose Monterey for it's great restaurants, wonderful hotels, enchanting shopping, and ocean setting. Nearby is Pacific Grove and Carmel. Each village presents a unique experience for the traveller. Stay on Monterey Bay and go whale watching in August.

Slices of natural beauty, art, culture and history greet visitors around every corner of Monterey. There is an emphasis on public art, and you will see many paintings, sculptures and murals around the city. Monterey provides a nurturing atmosphere for artists, musicians and writers. Historic landmarks, buildings and walkways are reminders of bygone days. Cannery Row, made famous by novelist John Steinbeck, is now a popular area where tourists shop for souvenirs and dine in seafood restaurants. Local wineries produce exceptional vintages, and there are many wine tasting places and events. Activities include golf, biking, hiking, sailing and whale watching. Families will enjoy the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, which has over 500 species of marine life and is devoted to conservation of the world's oceans.

There are many public access areas for walking, picnicking and tide pool exploration. The variety of sea life and the National Marine Sanctuary designation also makes the ocean and bay popular for all levels of snorkeling and Scuba diving.

Kayaking, sailing or just rowing along the shoreline are popular activities on the bay.

Whale Watching
Whales can be observed seasonally from land or by boat; many chartered whale watching tours are available from Monterey and Moss Landing.

Deep sea, rock and surf fishing are popular activities; many charter fishing trips leave from Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf. Lake fishing is available at Lake San Antonio. Fishing regulations and license information can be obtained from the state Fish & Game Department (831-649-2870).

The Los Padres National Forest and many state beaches and parks provide hundreds of campsites throughout Monterey County; RV camping is widely available in the county, and in Pacific Grove, Marina, Laguna Seca, and Carmel Valley.

Several riding stables around the county provide beach and trail ride packages; locations include Big Sur, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach, and Salinas.

Monterey Bay offers a variety of air sport opportunities and lessons.

Hiking & Biking
Monterey County is full of parks and recreation areas offering a variety of well-kept trails for the day-tripper as well as the seasoned back-country traveler. The Monterey Peninsula Recreation Trail, running along 19 miles of the county's shoreline, is an excellent opportunity for walkers, bikers, roller-bladers, and runners alike.

Monterey is home to the world famous Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway that hosts five world-class racing weekends each season attracting hundreds of thousands of motor sports fans.


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