The Beautiful Monterey Bay

The Beautiful Monterey Bay

Located on the central coast of California, the Monterey Bay is south of San Francisco and San Jose, between the cities of Santa Cruz and Monterey.

In 1601, the present name for the bay was given by SebastiĆ”n VizcaĆ­no when he was creating a detailed chart for the Spanish government. He named it Puerto de Monterey, in honor of the Conde de Monterrey, the viceroy of New Spain. Monterrey is an alternate spelling of Monterrei, a municipality in the Galicia region of Spain. All other place names in the vicinity containing Monterey were named because of their proximity to the bay. This includes the Presidio of Monterey, County of Monterey and Monterey Canyon – one of the largest underwater canyons in the world.

The Golden Tee is located on the second floor of the Monterey Regional Airport where you can view this beautiful bay and watch the planes come and go.Monterey Marina