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Coast Guard Pier

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Great Place to see Sea Lions

Short walk to and out on the pier. Fun watching and listening to all the sea lions. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reno, Nevada
Multiple viewing opportunities

Public parking is right at the pier, around $2/hr, as well as some restrooms. Signs walking out to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Buddy V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Short walk to and out on the pier. Fun watching and listening to all the sea lions. Definitely worth the free entry and views.

Thank jamaicameonemoretime
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Public parking is right at the pier, around $2/hr, as well as some restrooms. Signs walking out to the pier appear to warn you from walking out, but several folks walked out, and we passed several CG personnel, so it must apply only to the...More

Thank Buddy V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view of the ocean and wildlife. Find a spot to sit and relax and enjoy the views and sounds of the animals.

Thank TrishaMarie80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where all the sea lions hang out. Great for kids. But beware: it smells like poo pretty much the entire length of the pier. These Sea Lions are smelly beasts

Thank Mike_45454545
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go here to get your fill of wild sea lions and sea otters!!!! I could spend hours watching and listening to them. It's amazing! and they are WILD. This is not an animal park! They are everywhere!

Thank MCD4998
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We went here hoping to see sea lions, but alas they were all gone by noon when we showed up. Someone with the coast guard told us we were more likely to see them there early in the morning. We did see lots of birds...More

Thank Lin L
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We discovered the Pier by accident and saw sea lions on the rocks, seagulls in their nests, and a huge colony of Cormorants at the end of the Pier with several nests. Coast Guard boats were also interesting to see.

Thank Nonieok
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This is a lovely walk to see seals close up. It is amazing to have them so close to you. We saw one that was injured by a propeller and contacted animal control. It is worth the walk out the pier.

Thank Kariboo49
Reviewed 19 June 2018

In our many years of visits to Monterey we had never walked this pier. DO IT! The sea lions were very active - you can't get much closer than what you will see from this pier. You can also observe the Coast Guard as they...More

Thank lane t
Reviewed 3 June 2018

So fun to watch the seals and sea lions up close. We got some great pics of these incredible creatures laying on the rocks!

Thank BFriday
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Lynette V
7 March 2018|
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Response from Paul H H | Reviewed this property |
People do fish, however not sure if you need a permit or not.
Susan N
14 June 2015|
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Response from fish t |
yes, they are there year round.
Keith E
3 March 2015|
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Response from Lora B | Reviewed this property |
I was there at the end of October and was able to walk the pier.