Surf fishers find the fish are always biting at Salinas River State Beach, and birders frequent it to spot elusive shore birds. It is also a popular horseback riding spot. It should not be confused with Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge, which is approximately two miles south.
The Dune Trail starts at the Potrero Road Parking Area. The trail follows along the dunes, giving great views of inland areas as well as local wildlife. Please stick to the trail, as dune areas are frequently undergoing restoration and provide breeding areas for several bird species.
Map and Directions
Salinas River is located one mile south of Moss Landing. From Highway 1, take Potrero west.
Fly direct from these five airports: Denver International Airport (DEN) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) McCarran International Airport (LAS) Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport (PHX) San Francisco International Airport (SFO) San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Funded in cooperation with the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and the communities of Pebble Beach Company, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Seaside, Moss Landing, Carmel Valley, Big Sur, and Salinas Valley.