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Fisherman's Cove and San Carlos Beach
Monterey, California

Fisherman's Cove lies between Fisherman's Wharf and the Coast Guard Pier. It is noted for the ease of watching sea otters from shore and even closer from kayaks. Sailboats anchor out in the calm waters.

San Carlos Beach is a stretch of coarse golden sand between the Monterey harbor breakwater and Cannery Row. Its calm water and convenient location make it a mecca for divers and diving classes. The lovely park was endowed by Lucile and David Packard (the P in HP, the computer company).


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Statue of Santa Rosalia at Monterey Harbor

Statue of Santa Rosalia at Monterey Harbor

Santa Rosalia is the patron saint of the Italian sardine fishermen in Monterey. The Festa Italia held in Monterey is modeled on the Santa Rosalia festival held in Palermo.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: April 3, 2012
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Shoreline Trail at Monterey's Fishermans Cove

Shoreline Trail at Monterey's Fishermans Cove

A former railroad line was converted to an exceptional pedestian and bike path from Fisherman's Wharf to Lovers Point.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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Breakwater Cove

Breakwater Cove

The west end of Monterey Harbor, sometimes known as Breakwater Cove, is popular with divers and sea lions.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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Diving School at San Carlos Cove

Diving School at San Carlos Cove

Sandy San Carlos Beach between the breakwater and Cannery Row is perfect for introductory diving lessons.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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Packard Memorial at San Carlos Beach

Packard Memorial at San Carlos Beach

This interesting sculture at San Carlos Beach, adorned with bronze marine life, honors David Packard, who, with his wife Lucile, endowed the Monterey Bay Acquarium.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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Coast Guard Helicopter at San Carlos Beach

Coast Guard Helicopter at San Carlos Beach

Monterey is a key base for the US Coast Guard, seen here showing off one of their helicopters.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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