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Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

Explore the beauty of Monterey Bay on this scenic 18-mile paved pathway that stretches from Castroville to Pacific Grove. Enjoy walking or biking along the waterfront trail, visit top attractions like the Monterey Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf, dig your toes into the sandy beaches, and enjoy the sights of downtown Monterey. Local shops on the route offer bike, surrey, kayak, surfboard, and paddleboard rentals so you can easily enjoy the scenic vistas, native wildlife, and family friendly fun in Monterey.
Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

Monterey Bay Coastal Trail , Monterey, California,
Distance from Hotel: 0 Mile


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Activities and Attractions

  • Walking & Jogging
  • Biking & Skating
  • Kayaking & Surfing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Shopping & Dining
  • Beaches & Nightlife

Attractions Along the Trail

In addition to the fabulous views, visitors can enjoy a range of fun attractions all along the trail. Explore Fort Ord National Monument, picnic overlooking Monterey Bay, stop for a rest at Lovers Point, play in the tide pools at Monterey State Beach, catch a glimpse of seals and whales, and enjoy the descriptive signs marking notable stops along the way.

Ocean Rentals

If you're not into biking or walking, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy along the trail. Rent a kayak, surfboard, or paddleboard to experience Monterey Bay from the water, or join a guided tour for an in-depth sightseeing adventure.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes. You can rent bikes, electric bikes, 4-wheeled bike surreys (2-6 people), and equipment for kids and adults, from several rental shops along the route.

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What cities does the trail pass through?

The trail starts in Castroville, heading south and passing through Marina, Fort Ord, Sand City, Seaside, Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Pebble Beach on its 18-mile journey.

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