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Monterey's Largest Beach

Monterey's beach lineup ranges from tiny gems to expansive sandy shorelines. And sitting bold and pretty is Monterey State Beach, the largest of the county's sandy spots.

Sand, surf, and sun combine in a reflection of old, Hollywood movies. This is exactly what California dreamin' is all about. Walking, jogging, surfing, paddle boarding, and snorkeling are just some of the classic beach activities awaiting you and your crew.

And don't forget to check out Del Monte Beach as well. As an extension of Monterey Beach, it has all the same amenities. But it doesn't generally have lifeguards on duty. So be extra careful if braving the waves. While the Monterey beaches may be breathtakingly gorgeous, the rip tide can be very strong and those hoping to go for a swim should do so with caution (not to mention, this is Northern California, so the waters are probably pretty cold).

Utrip Tips

*Check out Del Monte Beach as well just West of Monterey State Beach!
*If there is No Lifeguard on Duty, be careful if you choose to brave the waves

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