Take a virtual trip to Monterey County without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. Cozy up on the couch and take yourself on a journey through the beautiful Central Coast of California. Then, when you’re ready, plan your trip to see our beautiful destination in person.
Monterey County Beaches
Located along Cannery Row, McAbee Beach contains a large kelp bed just a minute offshore. This hidden-away beach is frequented by kayakers, scuba divers and families alike.
Asilomar State Beach
Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove is a popular spot for nature walks, surfing, kayaking, kite flying, and romantic sunset strolls along the shore.
Located steps from quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Beach is renowned for good surf, soft silvery sands and as one of the few off-leash dog beaches in California.
Sand Dollar Beach
The biggest unbroken stretch of beach in Big Sur, Sand Dollar Beach is popular with rockhounds for its jade and hikers and photographers for its breathtaking bluffs.
Seaside State Beach
Seaside Beach is the northernmost of three separate sections of Monterey State Beach. It is a great place for flying kites, watching paragliders launch and searching for sea glass or other treasures.