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About Fanshell Beach in Pebble Beach, California

Fanshell Beach is one of the beaches along the famous 17 Mile Drive inside the private gates of Pebble Beach, California. A small fee is charged to the general public if they want to take this drive and access any of the beaches.

Fanshell is a north-facing beach (rare in California) that is mostly a rocky shoreline with some small pockets of sand. Above the beach on the west end is the Fanshell Overlook with a parking lot. This is one of the highlighted scenic spots on the map you’ll get when you enter Pebble Beach.

It’s fun to walk around on the rocks and the sandy spots, but watch for large waves that can sneak in on you. At low tide you’ll spot tidepools in between the rocks here.

Fanshell Beach is popular with harbor seals and is closed to humans all of April and May. During that time you can still and take photos from the overlook or the road.

For parking, there are several pull-out parking areas along the shoulder of 17 Mile Drive right behind Fanshell Beach.

3141 17 Mile Dr
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Other Names
Fan Shell Beach
City Beach
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fee for entrance into Pebble Beach community
Picnicking, Wildlife Watching, Tidepooling, Birdwatching, Sightseeing
Tide Pools, No Facilities
Map of Fanshell Beach
Del Monte Forest, US
3:25 am, July 14, 2024
temperature icon 56°F
L: 56° H: 58°
Feels like 55.71 °F overcast clouds
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:00 am
Sunset: 8:26 pm
Humidity 94 %
Pressure1015 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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