Monterey Peninsula
Toy Box

Fun and useful information about California's most beautiful community.

"In the Bible it says that God made the world in six days and on the seventh, rested. But I think that on the seventh day he created the Monterey Peninsula."  -  Golf writer Cal Brown

The Monterey Peninsula Toy Box is the creation of James B Toy, a native of Carmel who is currently residing somewhere nearby. We think he's in Seaside, but nobody is really sure. Anyway, he welcomes his local neighbors along with those of you who are just passing through.

Mr. Toy loves the Monterey Peninsula very much and he's here to share some of his insights, tidbits of knowledge, and have a little fun. Here and there Mr. Toy will also express some of his humble opinions. Please do not be alarmed. You are free to adopt or dismiss them as you see fit.

Mr. Toy does his best to ensure that the information contained herein is accurate and up to date, but sometimes things change and it may take a little time before Mr. Toy catches on. But don't let that worry you. Most of what you find here has withstood the test of time and tyrants.

So please take a moment to browse through the menu below and see what appeals. Whatever path you choose, you're bound to find a few surprises along the way. If you ever get lost, just click on any cypress tree and we'll bring you in.

Fisherman's Wharf by James B Toy

Visitors Guide

No sugar coating here! Mr. Toy's Unofficial Visitors Guide will give you a realistic idea of what to expect.

Stewarts Cove at Sunset by James B Toy


See the Monterey Peninsula and more through Mr. Toy's eyes and get something nice for your home. Every purchase helps support this website.

Film and camera graphic courtesy of Mobirise


Monterey In The Movies, a comprehensive guide to 188 motion pictures filmed in our home town.

Carmel Mission by James B Toy


Fun and educational nuggets to inform Your Brain. Now with seven bits. Count 'em!

Typewriter courtesy of Mobirise


Mr. Toy's Mental Notes: A journal of miscellany that falls out of his head.

Window Shoppers photo byJames B Toy


A few things that might make you smile. Or maybe not.

Artichokes Lemons and Oranges by James B Toy


Goodies in the Bottom of the Box! A handful of useful reference materials and other things.

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Like us, follow us, and have fun with the whole gang of Toy Box fans on our Official Facebook Page.

You could waste a whole day here, but Mr. Toy advises against that.
He suggests you go outdoors for some fresh air after a couple hours of this.

Did You Know....?

The Monterey Peninsula Toy Box was founded in July 1997. How it has lasted this long is a mystery. 

This site was published using 100% recycled electrons.

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