Bejeweling the Pajaro Valley and located just 15 miles north northeast of the city Monterey is the beautifully landscaped community of Moss Landing. Positioned on the shore of the Monterey Beach, Moss Landing is a home to the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and the Moss Landing Power Plant add to the sophisticated finesse of the town while a number of state parks and beach areas highlight the natural beauty of the environment here. One would love to also visit the Moss Landing Antique Street Fair that is held on the last Sunday of every July for it is flocked by many antique-items lovers. So the beach areas give an opportunity for water sports, parks let you enjoy the serenity along with the wide variety of animals such as the sea otters and sea lions.