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Moss Landing State Beach

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Address: Jetty Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039
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LOVED this beach and shore birds

We stopped for maybe a half hour visit en route from San Francisco to Monterey; an unexpected gem. Watched small flocks of sandpipers and plovers enjoying the surf. Saw a sea... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for maybe a half hour visit en route from San Francisco to Monterey; an unexpected gem. Watched small flocks of sandpipers and plovers enjoying the surf. Saw a sea otter snoozing in a cove. Enjoyed digging our toes into the sand. Beautiful beach, easily accessible. Stop here if you are nearby - you'll love it.

Thank MsEarly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was lots of otters swimming in the water.some came out of the water and you could get a good look at them.There was two up near the bridge eating clams and crabs.They were fun to watch.

Thank Mary H
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place never becomes old for me. Just an hour away from San Jose, I go there every weekend. It is a relatively unspoiled beach, so let's hope everyone keeps it that way

Thank sxghosh
Pacifica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an easy stop right off highway 1, though it can be a bit rough getting out if you are heading south after. There is no fee and we found plenty of parking. There are bathrooms at the end of the road. We saw many types of birds, harbor seals and sea otters. Right when you pull in you... More 

Thank sailingdan
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good surf beach for a walk. If you look around the inlet before the beach there are Seals and Sea Otters. Worth a look

Thank Emfc
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This place is teaming with otters. Seriously. We saw 20 in the water and probably another 15 on land. They were doing all their ottery things-- swimming, playing, sleeping (even pooping!). You can get close to them-- about 10 feet above them on a bluff, so there is no worry about disturbing them, but yet you can watch from nearby.

Thank SeattleReebs
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is the best place to view sea otters, they hang out here during the day in large groups floating around sleeping. They even come up on the beach and lay in the sun. You can just sit and watch them. Lots of water birds also. If coming from Monterey you have to go past the road to moss landing... More 

Thank CarribeanBound1
Santa Clarita, California, United States
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We spent hours viewing the otters Cold in February but fun Enjoy the views and run down to moss landing for lunch

Thank Steven A
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Watching playful sea otters in their natural habitat was a wonderful experience. The cove is protected by a large sand dune where the otters sleep/play. A must see with young kids

Thank Tulika S
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This was a a off the beaten track where there are harbour seals and Sea Otters to view, in their environment without too many tourists.

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