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Review of Coast Guard Pier

Coast Guard Pier
Ranked #9 of 101 things to do in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Other
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San Jose, California
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75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“This is a much improved place”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

This area has changed a great deal and is much nicer than it used to be. I went back there a few months ago and was very surprised at how well kept the pier is.

Visited September 2013
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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Sealions and HUGE Jelly Fish”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Walk out on the pier next to the coast guard base and you can see sea lions lying on the rocks of both sides of the pier. If the bull is not sleeping then he will be making lots of noise. There are also huge jelly fish floating in the water. There is good fishing from the end of the pier as well. Parking is a couple of dollars in the lot in front of the pier and credit cards are accepted.

Visited July 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Seals galore!”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stumbled across this pier when we were taking an early morning walk on the recreation trail. We visited again the next day. Both times we saw lots of seals lounging on the rocks beside the peer. We also saw dolphins swimming in the bay and lots of jelly fish in the shallow water beside the pier.

Visited July 2014
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UK
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148 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Sealions and Cormorants”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

You don't have to ask the way here just follow the noise of the sea lions. You can get quite close to the sea lions just peering over the fence on the pier. Really good place to take children.

Visited May 2014
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Johnstown, Colorado
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved all the sea lions”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Well worth the walk down the pier if you are into sea life - LOTS of noisy sea lions and some sea otters. Almost like Sea World.

Visited May 2014
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