Monterey State Beach is a protected beach in California which begins next to Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey and runs all the way to Seaside. This popular beach is used for many outdoor activities, including surfing, kayaking, surf fishing and swimming. The underwater area of the park attracts scuba divers.
Visitors also enjoy kite-flying and volleyball. The flat beach is an excellent place for beachcombing. It is also a dog-friendly beach where visitors can bring their dogs and pets for a walk and to play with. Restrooms and showers are available here.
Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail is a paved, 18-mile path that stretches from Castroville to Pacific Grove, connecting all the beaches in-between. The trail is open to walking, jogging, cycling, skating, and similar activities. If you plan to fish at Monterey State Beach, make sure you’re prepared.
Hours: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Main Attractions: Swimming, Kayaking, fishing, Surfing, Tide pools, Scuba diving
Stay with us at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge when you relax in the sun at Monterey State Beach.