This beautiful beach is filled with great tidepools when tide is low. Lots of rocks to climb on and a nice wide beach for walking or just enjoying the waves. Dogs are welcome. Beach connects to a boardwalk that leads to Inn at Spanish Bay.
--- Reviewed by tripadvisor user Allison D
Each time my family travels to Monterey, we stop by this beach. Accessible from the Asilomar State Park (i.e. conference area), you can walk down along the boardwalk to the beach front. Numerous times we've spotted black-tail deer along the trails. Once down to the beach, the surf was moderate and fun for the kids.
--- Reviewed by tripadvisor user Eric_W916
We had visited beach because it was a 5 or so minute walk from our hotel. The beach is a little unkept. But for the most part it's a wonderful afternoon or evening walk down and let the little ones build castles, or play in the soft white sand farther up from the shore line. Has a ton of paths built into the plant area, with little signs of information. And has numerous benches to just sit and view the landscape, sun set, or people watch. The sand is pretty thick, so it's not for the fate of heart to walk down to the shore line.
--- Reviewed by tripadvisor user MommaRosado
Wonderful beach with rocks, big surf, and surfing. The beach is not crowded and offers a wonderful retreat from the busy life of the city. Parking along the shoulder of the road unless you are staying nearby at Asilomar Conference Center or another resort; then you can park and walk.
--- Reviewed by tripadvisor user Umbrellaman128