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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, CA

National Ocean Service

The waters of Monterey Bay and the adjacent Pacific Ocean off the central California coast were designated and protected in 1992 as the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This vast area stretches ...[more]

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Diving

Diving in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Chad King/NOAA

Photo - Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Watching a sea otter

Watching a sea otter in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Steve Lonhart/NOAA

Photo - Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Exploring tidepools

Exploring tidepools in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Myfanwy Rowlands

Photo - Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Diving

Diving in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Chad King/NOAA

Photo - Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Diving

Diving in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Chad King/NOAA

Photo - Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Photographing a dolphin

Photographing a dolphin the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Chad King/NOAA

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Address

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
99 Pacific Street
Bldg 455A
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone:(831) 647-4201
Email:montereybay@noaa.gov

Directions

Central California coast, from the City of Marin in the north, to San Simeon in the south.

Activities
  • AUTO TOURING AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING BIKING
  • BOATING BOATING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • DIVING DIVING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING HORSEBACK RIDING
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • PADDLING PADDLING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • PICNICKING PICNICKING
  • SNORKELING SNORKELING
  • SWIMMING SWIMMING
  • VISITOR CENTER VISITOR CENTER
  • WATER SPORTS WATER SPORTS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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