About Monterey State Beach:
Monterey State Beach stretches more or less from Wharf #2 in Monterey (near Fisherman's Wharf) all the way to the town of Seaside, but the most popular sections are near the wharf and just off Highway 1 in Seaside near the Monterey Beach Resort.
Monterey State Beach Fees:
Entrance Fee: None
Parking Fee: None
Creature Comforts at Monterey State Beach:
Monterey State Beach Activities:
- Tide pools
- Scuba diving
- Kite-flying (in Seaside)
Lodging Near Monterey State Beach:
- Hotels in Monterey's Cannery Row area are closest to this beach. The Best Western Monterey Beach Resort (which is truthfully more of a mid-quality hotel than a resort) is right on the ocean, but unfortunately its accommodations don't live up to its location.
- No camping at the beach, but you'll find privately-owned Marina Dunes RV Park a few miles north.