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Address: 32 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1447
Phone Number: 714-234-745
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So entertaining

You must take the time to walk right to the end to see hundreds of seals and sea lions. They are so funny to watch. The noise is unbelievable. Plenty of good photo opportunities.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
EricEssex2014
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You must take the time to walk right to the end to see hundreds of seals and sea lions. They are so funny to watch. The noise is unbelievable. Plenty of good photo opportunities.

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Centennial, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the time to walk out and see the hundreds if not thousands of seals out there. Great views from there as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

An excellent place to see seal lions, seals, otters, and several varieties of birds, including herons, egrets, and Pelicans. The sea lions "pose" right along side the pier and are continually barking.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Definitely worth a walk down if you're in the area fantastic to see all the sealions and there are loads of them. It was fab to see them in the wild where they should be.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome. Happened across this place whilst driving to the acquarium and well worth a stop. Parking $2 and can then spend time watching the sea lions and sea otters swimming about. If you like sea life then you can't really beat this, particularly given it is as good as free.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

It's amazing how many seals sit on this pier barking all day and generally posing for photos. You can view this pier by walking out (but be prepared for the strong fishy smell), or slightly further back on a boat or from the viewing area at Old Fisherman's Wharf. If you are looking to see and photograph seals though, this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Nearly Free ($2.00 parking), easy walking, and awesome to see animals in their own environment. Don't give money to the aquarium to see animals in tanks, experience them in the open. It's an easy park and an easy walk to see an entire population of sea lions. Just follow the barking :)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you really want to get close to the sea lions, this is the pier to walk out on. It is loud and smelly, but at least you are getting exercise as you walk out there. There's not really much to see out there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Lots of photos ops of seals and otters in the water. Not only is this a great place to see and HEAR the seals, it's also a great place to SMELL them,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is a walkway to no where. Be sure to look down on the left as you head out. This is where you will see the sea lions sleeping on the rocks. As you get to the end you will hear the barking. This is a bachelor colony that can have hundreds of animals. If you enjoy fishing from a... More 

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