"Moss Landing" Moss Landing by Ewingjr98

Moss Landing Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 77 photos

Moss Landing is just 15 miles from Monterey and has one of the easiest landmarks to spot and identify around the coast. Its huge power plant is visible from Monterey's shoreline and Jack's Peak, as well as Pacific Grove. When driving north on Highway 1 toward Santa Cruz, you will drive right under the shadow of this landmark by the sea. This huge plant is actually the state of California's largest power producer.

Moss Landing is a tiny village with a population under 1,000 people. The biggest attraction in this small town is certainly Elkhorn Slough (pronounced "slew" unless you are from Pennsylvania where we say "sluff") home to a variety of migratory birds. Many also visit for the large number of antique shops and the annual antique street market. Otherwise, there are just a few B&Bs, and handful of restaurants, and the marina.

  • Last visit to Moss Landing: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Nice page on Moss Landing. I?ll have to spend some time there the next time I?m in the area. - Steve

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2007 at 2:24 PM

    Great page! I love small-town America, especially coastal towns. Restaurants look great (though a bit pricey) & I love antiques, farmers' markets & artichokes!!

  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2007 at 4:36 AM

    Haute Enchilada Art Cafe and Brown pelicans Moss land great place and very nice tips. I was so luck to have spent 4 years as a student in the Bay area of northern Calif.

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