Monterey, CA Beaches
Del Monte Beach.Locals have claimed Del Monte Beach for themselves. Nestled in the middle of Monterey State Beach, this charming haven is mainly populated by surfers and beachcombers. There’s a bit of history attached to Del Monte Beach. Its namesake is the historic Del Monte Resort.
San Carlos Beach.Marking the end of Cannery Row, San Carlos Beach is situated next to the Coast Guard Pier. Scuba divers usually come in droves, thanks to the large parking area, which makes this an excellent jumping off point for exploring Monterey Bay. It’s also an exceptional destination for families. They can frolic in the surf or relax on the many park benches that dot the lush landscaped area and soak up the sun and take in the breathtaking views. [Top]
Monterey State Beach.Beginning next to Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, CA and continuing to the town of Seaside, Monterey State Beach is perfect for surfing, swimming, surf fishing, and kayaking. Beachcombing is also popular and those who participate have been known to uncover sea glass and other tempting treasures. For those who find nature fascinating, there are plenty of tide pools to explore. Paragliding, kite flying, and castle-building round out the activities for this spectacular stretch of sand and surf.
Asilomar State Beach is a narrow one-mile strip of sandy beach and rocky coves, located a short drive from Monterey in the scenic town of Pacific Grove, CA. Vehicle parking and a bicycle lane is adjacent to the state beach on Sunset Drive.