List of Beaches in Monterey County California

Monterey County Beaches

3 Central CoastMontereyZmudowski State BeachEnd of Giberson Rd., 3 mi. N. of Moss LandingRemote beach, horseback riding on wet sand only831-649-2836NoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoA. Northern Monterey County - Moss Landing36.836354-121.802659
3 Central CoastMontereyKirby ParkElkhorn Rd., N.E. of Moss LandingKayak launch831-633-2461NoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesBoat RampA. Northern Monterey County - Moss Landing36.840124-121.743056
3 Central CoastMontereyElkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve1700 Elkhorn Rd., N. of CastrovilleFree entrance to visitor center831-728-2822YesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoA. Northern Monterey County - Moss Landing36.816781-121.729991
3 Central CoastMontereyMoss Landing Wildlife AreaN. of Elkhorn Slough, E. of Hwy. OneBirding, wildlife viewing, short trailNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoA. Northern Monterey County - Moss Landing36.81246-121.782512
3 Central CoastMontereyMoss Landing Harbor - NorthW. of Hwy. One, N. of Elkhorn Slough entrance channelBoat launch ramp, kayak rentals and launch spot831-633-2461YesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYesMarina, Boat RampA. Northern Monterey County - Moss Landing36.811606-121.786001
3 Central CoastMontereyMoss Landing State BeachJetty Rd. W. of Hwy. One, Moss LandingLook for sea otters in Elkhorn Slough entrance channel831-649-2836NoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoA. Northern Monterey County - Moss Landing36.814242-121.791112
3 Central CoastMontereyBoardwalk to Beach - Sandholdt Road7544 Sandholdt Rd., Moss LandingS. side of Phil's Fish MarketNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoA. Northern Monterey County - Moss Landing36.803083-121.787503
3 Central CoastMontereyPath to Beach - Sandholdt RoadN. of 7700 Sandholdt Rd., Moss LandingPath leads to beachNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoA. Northern Monterey County - Moss Landing36.804217-121.787252
3 Central CoastMontereyMoss Landing HarborSandholdt Rd., W. of Hwy. One, Moss LandingCommercial and sport fishing, wildlife excursions, harbormaster's office831-633-2461YesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesMarina, Boat RampA. Northern Monterey County - Moss Landing36.80093-121.785746
3 Central CoastMontereyMoss Landing Marine Laboratory8272 Moss Landing Rd., Moss LandingResearch facility; limited access831-771-4400NoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoA. Northern Monterey County - Moss Landing36.794406-121.786709
3 Central CoastMontereySalinas River State Beach (Sandholdt Road)Off Sandholdt Rd., S.W. of Moss Landing HarborShort paths to beach831-649-2836NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoA. Northern Monterey County - Moss Landing36.79908-121.789332
3 Central CoastMontereySalinas River State Beach (Potrero Road)W. end of Potrero Rd., off Hwy. OneShort paths to beach831-649-2836NoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoA. Northern Monterey County - Moss Landing36.790944-121.791987
3 Central CoastMontereySalinas River State BeachMonterey Dunes Way off Molera Rd., Moss LandingLong and wide beach, equestrian staging area831-649-2836NoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoA. Northern Monterey County - Moss Landing36.775421-121.797797
3 Central CoastMontereySalinas River National Wildlife RefugeN.W. of Hwy. One, 3 mi. S. of CastrovillePath to remote beach starts at north end of Del Monte Blvd. aka Neponset Rd.510-792-0222NoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoB. Salinas River to Sand City36.740688-121.803936
3 Central CoastMontereyMarina Dunes Open Space PreserveN. end of Dunes Dr., MarinaSandy path to beach831-372-3196NoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoB. Salinas River to Sand City36.703625-121.802566
3 Central CoastMontereyMarina Dunes R.V. Park3330 Dunes Dr., MarinaPrivately operated campground831-384-6914YesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoB. Salinas River to Sand City36.702197-121.803038
3 Central CoastMontereySanctuary Beach Resort3295 Dunes Dr., MarinaEnter resort, skirt to right of entrance bldg., turn left to park, walk path to beachNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoB. Salinas River to Sand City36.699621-121.805732
3 Central CoastMontereyMarina State BeachW. end of Reservation Rd., MarinaHang-gliding area831-649-2836NoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoB. Salinas River to Sand City36.698506-121.80923
3 Central CoastMontereyLocke Paddon ParkReservation Rd. and Seaside Circle, MarinaFreshwater lakeNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoB. Salinas River to Sand City36.691582-121.80182
3 Central CoastMontereyMarina State Beach (Lake Dr.)W. end of Lake Dr., MarinaPath to beach crosses high dunesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNonoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoB. Salinas River to Sand City36.683108-121.809585
3 Central CoastMontereyMonterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail (North)Along Monterey Bay, from Santa Cruz to Pacific GrovePedestrian/bicycle routeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoC. Seaside to Monterey36.621189-121.846919
3 Central CoastMontereyFort Ord Dunes State BeachW. end of 8th St., Fort OrdUse Lightfighter Dr. exit from Hwy. OneNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoB. Salinas River to Sand City36.659745-121.821219
3 Central CoastMontereyEolian Dunes PreserveW. ends of Tioga Ave. and Bay St., Sand CityDunes, on-street parking831-372-3196NoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoB. Salinas River to Sand City36.618335-121.851661
3 Central CoastMontereyFort Ord National MonumentE. of Seaside, W. of Hwy. 68, Monterey CountyParking/trail access at Reservation Rd. near Hwy. 68, 5 mi. E. of Hwy. One831-394-8314NoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoB. Salinas River to Sand City36.617503-121.73394
3 Central CoastMontereySeaside BeachSand Dunes Dr., W. of Hwy. One, SeasidePart of Monterey State Beach, N. side of Monterey Beach Resort831-649-2836NoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoC. Seaside to Monterey36.613306-121.856189
3 Central CoastMontereyMonterey State Beach (Houghton M. Roberts Beach)Sand Dunes Dr., W. of Hwy. One, SeasideS. side of Monterey Beach Resort831-649-2836NoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoC. Seaside to Monterey36.610114-121.859694
3 Central CoastMontereyDel Monte BeachEnd of Surf Way, MontereyTurn off Del Monte Blvd. onto Casa VerdeNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoC. Seaside to Monterey36.605596-121.868715
3 Central CoastMontereyRoberts LakeRoberts Ave. and Canyon Del Rey Blvd., SeasideModel boat racing, birding831-899-6825NoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoC. Seaside to Monterey36.607422-121.858458
3 Central CoastMontereyLaguna Grande ParkDel Monte Ave. and Canyon Del Rey Blvd., SeasidePlayground831-899-6825NoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoC. Seaside to Monterey36.60335-121.855121
3 Central CoastMontereyJacks Peak County ParkJacks Peak Dr., MontereyInland park, hiking, coastal views888-588-2267YesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoC. Seaside to Monterey36.563703-121.86754
3 Central CoastMontereyMonterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail (South)Along Monterey Bay, from Santa Cruz to Pacific GrovePedestrian/bicycle routeNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoD. Monterey Central36.600585-121.885983
3 Central CoastMontereyEl Estero ParkDel Monte Ave. and Camino El Estero, MontereyLake with pedal boats, playground831-646-3866NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesD. Monterey Central36.598063-121.885416
3 Central CoastMontereyMonterey BeachShoreline E. of Municipal Wharf No. 2, MontereyBeach volleyball, kayak launch831-646-3866YesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesD. Monterey Central36.60128-121.888071
3 Central CoastMontereyMonterey State Beach (Window on the Bay)Off Del Monte Ave., MontereyShoreline parkNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesD. Monterey Central36.600898-121.883192
3 Central CoastMontereyMunicipal Wharf No. 2Foot of Figueroa St., MontereyCommercial and public fishing, boat hoist, restaurants831-646-3950NoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYes3-ton Boat HoistD. Monterey Central36.601918-121.889769
3 Central CoastMontereyMonterey MarinaBetween Fisherman's Wharf and Municipal Wharf No. 2Boat slips and launch ramp831-646-3950YesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesMarina, Moorings, Boat RampD. Monterey Central36.602413-121.891127
3 Central CoastMontereyFisherman's WharfFoot of Alvarado St., MontereyRestaurants, shops, bay excursionsNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesD. Monterey Central36.603762-121.893297
3 Central CoastMontereyCity of Monterey20 mi. S.W. of SalinasHistoric and scenic city, visitor center at Camino El Estero and E. Franklin St.888-221-1010NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesD. Monterey Central36.601027-121.894324
3 Central CoastMontereyCustom House PlazaFoot of Fisherman's Wharf, MontereyMuseums, part of Monterey State Historic ParkNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoD. Monterey Central36.602434-121.894002
3 Central CoastMontereyMuseum of Monterey5 Custom House PlazaCollections include early California art, ship memorabilia831-372-2608YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoD. Monterey Central36.602428-121.893492
3 Central CoastMontereyFisherman's Shoreline ParkBetween the Coast Guard Pier and Fisherman's Wharf, MontereyHarbor views, benchesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoE. Monterey and Cannery Row36.607398-121.894402
3 Central CoastMontereyBreakwater Cove Marina32 Cannery Row, MontereyBoat slips and storage, restaurant831-373-7857YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesMarina, Moorings, Boat HoistE. Monterey and Cannery Row36.608754-121.89393
3 Central CoastMontereyCoast Guard PierS.E. end of Wave St., MontereyBoat launch ramp, jetty fishing, metered parkingYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesBoat RampE. Monterey and Cannery Row36.609413-121.893904
3 Central CoastMontereySan Carlos Beach ParkFoot of Reeside Ave., MontereyPopular dive site, metered parkingNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoE. Monterey and Cannery Row36.610502-121.896317
3 Central CoastMontereyAeneas Beach400 Cannery Row, seaward of Monterey Plaza HotelPocket beach accessible at east end of hotelNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoE. Monterey and Cannery Row36.611853-121.897483
3 Central CoastMontereyCannery RowBetween David Ave. and Coast Guard Pier, MontereyHotels, restaurants, shops, aquariumNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoE. Monterey and Cannery Row36.616047-121.900227
3 Central CoastMontereyMcAbee BeachFoot of Prescott Ave., MontereyPocket beachNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoE. Monterey and Cannery Row36.615616-121.899383
3 Central CoastMontereySteinbeck PlazaFoot of Prescott Ave., Cannery RowFine views, access to McAbee BeachNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoE. Monterey and Cannery Row36.616077-121.899811
3 Central CoastMontereyWaterfront Walkway (Intercontinental Hotel)Bayward of Intercontinental Hotel Clement and Bubba Gump's Restaurant, Cannery RowPedestrian access to bayfront walkway starts on Cannery Row, on both sides of hotel and restaurantNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoE. Monterey and Cannery Row36.616938-121.90024
3 Central CoastMontereyMonterey Bay AquariumCannery Row at David Ave., MontereyAcclaimed exhibits, gift shop, free public viewing deck831-648-4800YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoE. Monterey and Cannery Row36.618267-121.901756
3 Central CoastMontereyHostelling International Monterey778 Hawthorne St., MontereyGroup and private rooms, kitchen facilities831-649-0375YesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoE. Monterey and Cannery Row36.615267-121.904351
3 Central CoastMontereyPresidio of Monterey MuseumCorporal Ewing Rd. near Artillery St., Presidio of MontereyHistorical exhibits831-646-3456NoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoE. Monterey and Cannery Row36.606526-121.896662
3 Central CoastMontereyVeteran's Memorial ParkW. end of Jefferson St., MontereyCity park, fee for camping831-646-3865NoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoE. Monterey and Cannery Row36.598781-121.911244
3 Central CoastMontereyHuckleberry Hill Nature PreservePresidio of Monterey, S.W. of Veteran's ParkOpen space, trails, enter through Veteran's Park831-646-3865NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoE. Monterey and Cannery Row36.597123-121.922193
3 Central CoastMontereyPacific GroveN.W. of the city of MontereyHistoric town, many visitor attractionsNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesF. Pacific Grove36.620065-121.915269
3 Central CoastMontereyBerwick ParkOcean View Blvd. and Monterey Ave., Pacific GroveLandscaped park, bay viewsNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoF. Pacific Grove36.622233-121.911767
3 Central CoastMontereyShoreline Park (Pacific Grove)Ocean View Blvd., between Pt. Cabrillo and Lovers Pt., Pacific GroveBay views, multi-use pathNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoF. Pacific Grove36.620832-121.908143
3 Central CoastMontereyLovers Point ParkEnd of 17th St. at Ocean View Blvd., Pacific GroveSwimming and diving, kayak rentals831-648-5730NoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesF. Pacific Grove36.626425-121.916545
3 Central CoastMontereyPerkins ParkAlong Ocean View Blvd., N.W. of Lovers Point, Pacific GroveStairs to pocket beachesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoF. Pacific Grove36.632158-121.922097
3 Central CoastMontereyPacific Grove Museum of Natural HistoryForest Ave. at Central Ave., Pacific GroveNatural history, geology, Native American history exhibits831-648-5716NoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoF. Pacific Grove36.622027-121.917288
3 Central CoastMontereyPacific Grove Golf Links7 Asilomar Ave.Municipal golf course, restaurant831-648-5775YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoF. Pacific Grove36.633576-121.931628
3 Central CoastMontereyPoint Pinos LighthouseAsilomar Ave. S. of Ocean View Blvd., Pacific GroveOldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast, open to visitors831-648-3176NoYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoF. Pacific Grove36.633312-121.933621
3 Central CoastMontereyPoint PinosSunset Dr., Pacific GroveScenic shorelineNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoF. Pacific Grove36.637089-121.93552
3 Central CoastMontereyAsilomar State BeachW. of Sunset Dr., Pacific GroveIncludes a dune boardwalk831-646-6440NoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoF. Pacific Grove36.627668-121.938204
3 Central CoastMontereyAsilomar Conference GroundsAsilomar Ave. at Sunset Dr., Pacific GroveTourist accommodations also available831-372-8016YesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoF. Pacific Grove36.618989-121.937342
3 Central CoastMontereyLynn Rip" Van Winkle Open Space"Congress Ave. between Sunset Dr. and Forest Lodge Rd., Pacific GroveNative Monterey pine forest, walking pathsNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoF. Pacific Grove36.607467-121.931677
3 Central CoastMontereySpanish Bay Recreational TrailSunset Dr. opposite Asilomar Ave., Pacific GroveNo entry fee for pedestrians and bicyclists entering Del Monte ForestNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoG. 17-Mile Drive - Pebble Beach36.615945-121.935877
3 Central CoastMontereySpanish Bay Shoreline Pedestrian TrailSunset Dr., W. of Asilomar Ave., Pacific GrovePedestrian boardwalk seaward of Spanish Bay golf course, starting at Asilomar State BeachNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoG. 17-Mile Drive - Pebble Beach36.617073-121.938541
3 Central CoastMontereyMoss Beach (17-Mile Drive)17-Mile Drive E. of Point JoeBeach on Spanish BayNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoG. 17-Mile Drive - Pebble Beach36.609673-121.948132
3 Central CoastMontereyPoint Joe17-Mile DriveScenic overlookNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoG. 17-Mile Drive - Pebble Beach36.609745-121.957093
3 Central CoastMonterey17-Mile DriveBetween Pacific Grove and Carmel, Del Monte ForestScenic drive (toll road), pedestrians and bicyclists enter freeYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoG. 17-Mile Drive - Pebble Beach36.604535-121.958899
3 Central CoastMontereyBird RockS. of Point Joe, 17-Mile DriveParking and restrooms at view areaNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoG. 17-Mile Drive - Pebble Beach36.591119-121.96433
3 Central CoastMontereyFanshell BeachSignal Hill Rd. and 17-Mile DriveCove beachNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoG. 17-Mile Drive - Pebble Beach36.582087-121.969213
3 Central CoastMontereyCrocker GroveS.E. of Cypress Point, 17-Mile DriveNative Monterey pine/Monterey cypress forestNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoG. 17-Mile Drive - Pebble Beach36.576134-121.971222
3 Central CoastMontereyThe Lone CypressS.E. of Cypress Point, 17-Mile DriveScenic attractionNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoG. 17-Mile Drive - Pebble Beach36.569502-121.965312
3 Central CoastMontereyPescadero Point1.5 mi. S.E. of Cypress Point, 17-Mile DriveBlufftop overlookNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoG. 17-Mile Drive - Pebble Beach36.562283-121.954878
3 Central CoastMontereyPebble Beach OverlookS.W end of Cypress Drive, W. of 18th hole and The Lodge at Pebble BeachWalkway to blufftop overlook, with fine views of Pebble Beach Gollf Course and Carmel BayNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNonoNoNoNoNoG. 17-Mile Drive - Pebble Beach36.567269-121.950442
3 Central CoastMontereyStillwater CoveEnd of Cypress Dr., off 17-Mile Dr.Beach access through Beach and Tennis Club parking lot, hand-launching of boats831-625-8536NoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesBoat HoistG. 17-Mile Drive - Pebble Beach36.56648-121.942669
3 Central CoastMontereyDel Monte Forest Hiking and Equestrian TrailsOff 17-Mile Dr., Del Monte Forest25-mile network, ask for map at 17-Mile Dr. entry gate831-624-2756NoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoG. 17-Mile Drive - Pebble Beach36.596571-121.93597
3 Central CoastMontereySamuel F.B. Morse Botanical ReserveBird Rock Rd. and Congress Rd., Del Monte ForestMonterey pine forest, trails831-373-1293NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoG. 17-Mile Drive - Pebble Beach36.591101-121.934896
3 Central CoastMontereyCarmel-by-the-SeaOff Ocean Ave., W. of Hwy. OnePopular visitor destinationNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoH. Carmel Area36.555174-121.924306
3 Central CoastMonterey4th Avenue Beach AccessW. of San Antonio Ave. at 4th Ave., CarmelFoot path to N. end of Carmel City BeachNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoH. Carmel Area36.556819-121.928134
3 Central CoastMontereyCarmel City BeachFoot of Ocean Ave.White sand beach, recreational finfishing allowed831-620-2000NoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoH. Carmel Area36.554756-121.930081
3 Central CoastMontereyCarmel River State BeachScenic Rd. at Carmelo St., CarmelBeach at river mouth831-649-2836NoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoH. Carmel Area36.538855-121.927922
3 Central CoastMontereyCarmel River State Beach (Ribera Road)Off Ribera Rd. at Cuesta Way, CarmelScenic shoreline, roadside parking831-649-2836NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoH. Carmel Area36.556819-121.928134
3 Central CoastMontereyMonastery BeachHwy. One, 1.5 mi. S. of Rio Rd. intersection, CarmelDive site, dangerous surf831-649-2836NoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoH. Carmel Area36.522727-121.927281
3 Central CoastMontereyPoint Lobos State Natural ReserveW. of Hwy. One, 2.2 mi. S. of Rio Rd. intersection, CarmelNative Monterey pine and cypress forest, trails831-624-4909YesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNoNoH. Carmel Area36.520187-121.948209
3 Central CoastMontereyPalo Corona Regional ParkE. of Hwy. One, S. of Carmel River BridgeTrail access by advance permit only831-372-3196NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoH. Carmel Area36.532502-121.915444
3 Central CoastMontereyMalpaso Beach TrailYankee Point Dr., S. of Carmel HighlandsGravel path between 111 and 112 Yankee Point Dr. leads to bluff edge and sandy beachNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoI. Big Sur North36.482434-121.938424
3 Central CoastMontereyGarrapata State ParkHwy. One, 3.3 mi. S. of Point Lobos State Natural ReserveFour-mile-long park, limited facilities, hiking trails start at Hwy. One831-624-4909NoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoI. Big Sur North36.463086-121.918489
3 Central CoastMontereySoberanes PointHwy. One, 4.9 mi. S. of Point Lobos State Natural ReserveHwy. One pull-outs, trails, part of Garrapata State Park831-624-4909NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoI. Big Sur North36.448415-121.927914
3 Central CoastMontereyGarrapata BeachHwy. One, 7.3 mi. S. of Point Lobos State Natural ReserveRough surf, part of Garrapata State Park831-624-4909NoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoI. Big Sur North36.419541-121.914633
3 Central CoastMontereyViewpoint (S. of Garrapata Beach)Hwy. One, .5 mi. S. of Garrapata BeachView of rocky Otter CoveNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoI. Big Sur North36.411603-121.914312
3 Central CoastMontereyBixby Creek BridgeHwy. One, 11 mi. S. of Point Lobos State Natural ReserveScenic bridge, viewing area on N. sideNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoI. Big Sur North36.371997-121.902226
3 Central CoastMontereyHurricane PointHwy. One, 1.3 mi. S. of Bixby Creek Bridge, Big Sur CoastPull-outs, dramatic viewsNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoI. Big Sur North36.35744-121.902839
3 Central CoastMontereyBrazil RanchS. of Bixby Creek Bridge, E. and W. of Hwy. One, Big Sur CoastFuture addition to Los Padres Nat'l Forest831-385-5434NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoI. Big Sur North36.364555-121.898831
3 Central CoastMontereyMill Creek Redwood PreserveOff Palo Colorado Rd., E. of Hwy. OneHiking, advance permit required; No campfires allowed831-372-3196NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoI. Big Sur North36.368637-121.837049
3 Central CoastMontereyBottcher's GapEnd of Palo Colorado Rd., 8 mi. E. of Hwy. One, Big SurTrailhead, day-use area, part of Los Padres Nat'l Forest; No campfires allowed805-434-1996YesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoI. Big Sur North36.354063-121.814
3 Central CoastMontereyPoint Sur Light StationHwy. One at Point Sur, Big Sur CoastAccess to light station by guided tour only831-625-4419YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoJ. Point Sur to Big Sur Valley36.306354-121.901629
3 Central CoastMontereyPoint Sur State Historic ParkHwy. One at Point SurAccess to park by guided tour only831-625-4419YesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoJ. Point Sur to Big Sur Valley36.309898-121.88716
3 Central CoastMontereyLittle Sur RiverOff Old Coast Rd., 4 mi. N. of Hwy. One, Big Sur CoastRiver access at Old Coast Rd. crossing, do not trespass on private propertyNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoJ. Point Sur to Big Sur Valley36.330335-121.862551
3 Central CoastMontereyAndrew Molera State ParkW. of Hwy. One, 8.3 mi. S. of Bixby Bridge, Big SurTrails to beach, walk-in campsites831-667-2315YesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoJ. Point Sur to Big Sur Valley36.287409-121.844028
3 Central CoastMontereyBig Sur River Inn46800 Hwy. One, 2.5 mi. S. of Andrew Molera State Park, Big SurPrivately-owned, historic lodge with restaurant and grassy picnic area along the Big Sur River; general store, gas station and pay phone.800-548-3610YesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoJ. Point Sur to Big Sur Valley36.270491-121.808425
3 Central CoastMontereyBig Sur CampgroundHwy. One, 1.7 mi. N. of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big SurPrivately operated facility831-667-2322YesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoJ. Point Sur to Big Sur Valley36.267084-121.805038
3 Central CoastMontereyRiverside CampgroundHwy. One, 1.6 mi. N. of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big SurPrivately operated facility831-667-2414YesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoJ. Point Sur to Big Sur Valley36.26592-121.804437
3 Central CoastMontereyRipplewood Resort47047 Hwy. One, 3.1 mi. S. of Andrew Molera State Park, Big SurPrivately-owned facility, with rustic cabins overlooking the Big Sur River, café, grocery store, gas station and pay phone; adjacent to Big Sur Library.831-667-2242YesYesYesNoJ. Point Sur to Big Sur Valley36.264649-121.801186
3 Central CoastMontereyFernwood ResortHwy. One, .7 mi. N. of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big SurPrivately operated facility831-667-2422YesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoJ. Point Sur to Big Sur Valley36.260736-121.792807
3 Central CoastMontereyPfeiffer BeachW. of Hwy. One, end of Sycamore Canyon Rd., Big SurPart of Los Padres Nat'l Forest831-385-5434YesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoK. Pfeiffer Beach to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Big Sur36.238282-121.815677
3 Central CoastMontereyPfeiffer Big Sur State ParkAlong Hwy. One, 26 mi. S. of Carmel, Big SurLodge (call: 1-800-424-4787), cafe, swimming pool831-667-2315YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoK. Pfeiffer Beach to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Big Sur36.250876-121.786592
3 Central CoastMontereyBig Sur StationE. of Hwy. One, .6 mi. S. of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park entranceState park and national forest information, maps, trailhead831-667-2315NoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoK. Pfeiffer Beach to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Big Sur36.247704-121.781245
3 Central CoastMontereyLoma Vista47540 Hwy. One, 6.1 miles S. of Andrew Molera State Park, Big SurUS Post office and privately-owned facility; deli, bakery, gas station, and historic gardens.831-667-2469YesYesYesK. Pfeiffer Beach to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Big Sur36.236556-121.769546
3 Central CoastMontereyPost Ranch InnW. of Hwy. One, 2.4 mi S. of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big SurUpland loop trail open to public, ask for permit at entry kioskNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoK. Pfeiffer Beach to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Big Sur36.229527-121.765026
3 Central CoastMontereyVentana CampgroundE. of Hwy. One, 2.4 mi. S. of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big SurPrivately operated facilityYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoK. Pfeiffer Beach to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Big Sur36.232262-121.762863
3 Central CoastMontereyNepenthe48510 Hwy. One, 7.4 mi. S. of Andrew Molera State Park, Big SurPrivately-owned facility; restaurant, café and gift shop overlooking the Pacific Ocean831-667-2345YesYesYesYesK. Pfeiffer Beach to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Big Sur36.221795-121.759551
3 Central CoastMontereyLos Padres National ForestBig Sur Coast2 million acres of mountains, forests, trails, wilderness area; No campfires allowed831-385-5434YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoK. Pfeiffer Beach to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Big Sur36.234832-121.703288
3 Central CoastMontereyLos Padres National Forest / Ventana WildernessBig Sur CoastBackcountry trails, camping; No campfires allowed831-385-5434NoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoK. Pfeiffer Beach to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Big Sur36.199192-121.543293
3 Central CoastMontereyPartington Cove TrailW. of Hwy. One, 1.8 mi. N. of entrance to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State ParkMilepost 37.8 on Hwy. One, trail to rocky shoreNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoK. Pfeiffer Beach to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Big Sur36.176999-121.693797
3 Central CoastMontereyJulia Pfeiffer Burns State ParkE. and W. of Hwy. One, 11 mi. S. of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur CoastHiking trails, scenic waterfall, primitive camping (fee applies)831-667-2315NoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoK. Pfeiffer Beach to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Big Sur36.158931-121.670408
3 Central CoastMontereyEsalen InstituteW. of Hwy. One, 2.3 mi. S. of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur CoastWorkshops, retreats, call ahead831-667-3000YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoL. Esalen to Mill Creek - Big Sur36.12372-121.635717
3 Central CoastMontereyLucia Lodge62400 Hwy. One, 13 mi. S. of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big SurPrivately-owned facility; hotel and restaurant, picnic area overlooking the Pacific Ocean866-424-4787YesYesYesYesL. Esalen to Mill Creek - Big Sur36.020596-121.549349
3 Central CoastMontereyLimekiln State ParkOff Hwy. One, 2 mi. S. of LuciaCamping and day use805-434-1996YesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoL. Esalen to Mill Creek - Big Sur36.009169-121.518863
3 Central CoastMontereyLimekiln TrailLimekiln State ParkHiking; No campfires allowed805-434-1996YesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoL. Esalen to Mill Creek - Big Sur36.011088-121.515856
3 Central CoastMontereyVicente Flat TrailE. side of Hwy. One, 3.9 mi. S. of LuciaRoadside parking, steep trail into Los Padres Nat'l Forest; No campfires allowed831-385-5434NoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoL. Esalen to Mill Creek - Big Sur35.990199-121.494809
3 Central CoastMontereyKirk Creek CampgroundW. of Hwy. One, 3.9 mi. S. of LuciaBlufftop setting, Los Padres Nat'l Forest805-434-1996YesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoL. Esalen to Mill Creek - Big Sur35.990021-121.495083
3 Central CoastMontereyMill Creek Picnic AreaW. of Hwy. One, 4.5 mi. S. of LuciaOverlooks the ocean805-434-1996NoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoL. Esalen to Mill Creek - Big Sur35.98335-121.491395
3 Central CoastMontereyBlufftop Paths (S. of Lucia)W. of Hwy. One, 6.9 mi. S. of LuciaStiles allow access over roadside fence to blufftop trail, opposite Pacific Valley StationNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoM. Big Sur South35.931821-121.474846
3 Central CoastMontereyPacific Valley StationOff Hwy. One, 6.9 miles S. of LuciaUS Forest Service stationNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoM. Big Sur South35.932754-121.468797
3 Central CoastMontereySand Dollar BeachW. of Hwy. One, 11 mi. S. of LuciaBlufftop picnic area, steep trail to beach805-434-1996YesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoM. Big Sur South35.922013-121.467139
3 Central CoastMontereyPlaskett Creek CampgroundE. of Hwy. 1, 11.7 mi. S. of LuciaInland side of Hwy. One, running water805-434-1996YesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoM. Big Sur South35.916846-121.468043
3 Central CoastMontereyJade CoveW. of Hwy. One, .5 mi. S. of Sand Dollar BeachRoadside parking, trail to rocky coveNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoM. Big Sur South35.913961-121.469897
3 Central CoastMontereyWillow Creek Picnic AreaW. of Hwy. One, 2.2 mi. S. of Sand Dollar BeachSteep road to shoreline, view area on bluff above805-434-1996NoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoM. Big Sur South35.893857-121.461224
3 Central CoastMontereyTreebones ResortE. of Hwy. One, off Willow Creek Rd., .9 mi. N. of GordaPrivate facility, camping, lodging877-424-4787YesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoM. Big Sur South35.88505-121.454063
3 Central CoastMontereyGorda Springs Resort72801 Hwy. One, 7.6 mi. S. of Plasket Creek Campground, Big SurPrivately-owned facility; cabins and modest hotel rooms, café, general store, gas station and pay phone; overlooking the Pacific Ocean805-927-4600YesYesYesYesM. Big Sur South35.876356-121.445977
3 Central CoastMontereyShale PointW. side of Hwy. One, 2.5 mi. S. of GordaViewpoint, parking pull-outNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoM. Big Sur South35.853853-121.411677
3 Central CoastMontereyCruickshank TrailE. side of Hwy. One, 3.6 mi. S. of GordaRoadside parking, trail leads into backcountry, part of Los Padres Nat'l Forest831-385-5434NoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoM. Big Sur South35.842828-121.402352
3 Central CoastMontereySalmon Creek TrailE. side of Hwy. One, 8 mi. S. of GordaWaterfalls, trail leads to backcountry campsites in Los Padres Nat'l Forest831-385-5434NoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoM. Big Sur South35.815786-121.358768