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Featured Events

Apr
27
2014

Big Sur International Marathon

Apr. 27
The Big Sur Marathon is 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world -…more
May
2
2014

Steinbeck Festival

May. 2-May. 4
This annual festival consists of several days of films, speakers, panels, theater,…more
May
2
2014

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

May. 2-May. 4
This entirely new series created by the merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports…more
May
2
2014

Wildflower Triathlon

May. 2-May. 4
One of the premier triathlons nationally and internationally, this course will test…more
May
3
2014

Winemakers' Celebration

May. 3
Over 30 Monterey County wineries from 9 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) will…more
May
9
2014

Monterey Rock n' Rod Festival

May. 9
The annual festival was envisioned as a fun and entertaining way to raise…more
May
14
2014

Amgen Tour of CA Stopover

May. 14
The Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento, the Capital of California,…more
May
15
2014

Carmel Art Festival

May. 15-May. 18
Carmel-by-the-Sea highlights its artist colony origins with the Carmel Art Festival.…more
May
15
2014

Salinas Valley Fair

May. 15-May. 18
Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival,…more
May
16
2014

Cooking for Solutions

May. 16-May. 18
The culinary event of the year, Cooking for Solutions features great chefs, gourmet…more
May
16
2014

Ferrari Racing Days

May. 16-May. 18
Ferrari Racing Days return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with three full days of…more
May
23
2014

California Roots Music & Arts Festival

May. 23-May. 25
The 5th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival is a three-day event packed…more
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Apr 16, 2014
- Dec 31, 2014

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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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