Destination guide

Head to the charming city of Moss Landing

The beaches and wildlife provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Moss Landing. Travelers to this romantic city praise the whale watching, restaurants and bird watching. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Moss Landing

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Moss Landing a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Gizdich Ranch (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Seascape Golf Club (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Moss Landing

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, September, October, August and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Moss Landing

Moss Landing is famous for its pristine beaches, beautiful ocean views and wildlife. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Moss Landing is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Main Beach (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
  • Natural Bridges State Park (18.1 mi / 29.1 km)
  • Moss Landing State Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Sunset State Beach (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Monterey Bay (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Moss Landing

The nearest airport is in Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), located 9.1 mi (14.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 13.4 mi (21.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Moss Landing?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 397 vacation rentals near Moss Landing. From 183 Houses to 13 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Moss Landing for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Moss Landing?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Moss Landing:

  • Southeast Carmel: 402 vacation rentals
  • Eastside Santa Cruz: 236 vacation rentals
  • Seabright: 178 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Point: 118 vacation rentals
  • Opal Cliffs: 320 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Moss Landing?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Moss Landing. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Moss Landing State Beach: 1,401 vacation rentals
  • The Shakespeare Society of America: 1,490 vacation rentals
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: 506 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Beach: 661 vacation rentals
  • The Links at Spanish Bay: 1,031 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Moss Landing listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Moss Landing?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 183 Houses in Moss Landing. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Moss Landing include:

  • Cabins: 13 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 126 rentals available
  • Cottages: 13 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Moss Landing?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 79 vacation rentals with pool available in Moss Landing. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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