Monterey County Coast

Monterey County Coast

Pebble Beach Beaches

Though the primary attraction of Pebble Beach is its golf courses, its beaches are another prime recreation spot. Divers and boaters both list Stillwater Cove as one of their favorite ocean recreation spots along Monterey County's shores, while Spanish Bay Beach is a surfers' favorite.

Stillwater Cove

The site of a Chinese fishing village in 1868, Stillwater Cove is now the location of The Beach & Tennis Club. Otters, seals, and other marine life frequent this area; it's a popular spot for humans, too!

Some of the most intriguing diving along the Monterey coast lies at Stillwater Cove. Only ten divers per day are allowed to experience this amazing spot, so call 831-625-8507 about two weeks in advance to make a reservation. Don't be surprised if you find a few golf balls while you're down there! 

You can also explore Stillwater Cove from above the water. Adventures by the Sea rents kayaks at Stillwater Cove. Get a view of the 17th green of the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Course from the water!


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Spanish Bay Beach

If Stillwater Cove is a home for divers, kayakers and boaters, then Spanish Bay Beach is where the surfers live. It is a right beach break, and while waves are reportedly best from September to March, they can be found year-round.

Another unusual feature of Spanish Bay Beach is its collection of stacked rocks. Sometime in 2008, visitors to Spanish Bay's beach began stacking rocks one on top of the other; other visitors followed suit, and now this impromptu art can be found all along the beach.


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