This is a great beach for fishing, tide pool watchers, surfing, kayaking, kite flying, scuba diving, walking or just sharing a picnic lunch with someone special. This flat beach spans three separate beaches stretching all the way to Seaside. Each beach is approximately a mile apart from the other.
CLIMATE : The peninsula is known for moderate weather temperatures, but with most of California’s central coast, the weather is changeable and often predisposed to marine layers, resulting in dense fog. Fog is more likely from June through mid-August and layered clothing is advisable. Areas further inland experience more weather extremes, with warmer summers and much colder winters.
BEACH ACTIVITIES : Because the beach is so flat, walking is popular, or wading around the tide pools in rock beds nearby. There is actually an underwater area of the park designated for scuba divers and the fact that surfings, fishing, kayaking, kite flying or volleyball are all allowed at this beach, it makes for a fun place for families to gather.
LOCAL FLAVOR : Nestled in the heart of Monterey, downtown Old Monterey, the famous “Alvarado Street,” Cannery Row, or the Fisherman’s Wharf are wonderful places of interest! There are a slew of restaurants, galleries, museums to choose from and the Monterey Bay Aquarium has one of the finest fish and shark exhibits in the country.