Welcome to Moss Landing & Elkhorn Slough
On the eastern side of Hwy 1, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is popular with bird-watchers and hikers, and can also be explored by cruising on an electric boat. Kayaking and SUP are also fantastic ways to see the slough, though not on a windy day or when the tides are against you. Reserve ahead for kayak or SUP rentals, guided tours and paddling instruction with local operators based just off Hwy 1.
Around ten miles north of Moss Landing on the edge of Watsonville are a couple of interesting shops to stop at en route north or south.