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About Monterey State Beach – Seaside Beach in Seaside, California

Seaside Beach is the northernmost of three separate sections of Monterey State Beach. Ironically, this is the only part of the city of Seaside, California that actually touches the “seaside.” From here you can walk north below bluffs to Sand City Beach and beyond. Dogs are not allowed at Seaside Beach as it is considered an endangered species area, but they are allowed south of the hotel at Houghton M. Roberts Beach which is also part of Monterey State Beach. There is a lifeguard on staff during the summer months, but this section of the coast has strong rip currents so swimming is not advised.

The parking lot for Seaside Beach is on the north side of the Monterey Tides Hotel at the end of Canyon Del Rey Boulevard. Take the Seaside exit off Highway 1 and drive toward the ocean to get here. The hotel restaurant is conveniently located next to the beach if you want to spend the entire day here. Another hidden access to Seaside Beach can be found up Sand Dunes Drive at West Bay Street. The Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail runs behind the beach and extends south to downtown Monterey and north through Sand City into Marina, CA.

Canyon Del Rey Blvd and Sand Dunes Dr
Seaside, CA 93940
Park Name
Monterey State Beach
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Free parking
Biking, Skating, Beachcombing, Beach Walking, Surfing, Bodyboarding
Lifeguard, Toilets, Dunes, Paved Bike Path
Map of Monterey State Beach – Seaside Beach
Seaside, US
12:18 am, April 22, 2024
temperature icon 54°F
L: 53° H: 61°
Feels like 53.19 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 1 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:23 am
Sunset: 7:47 pm
Humidity 85 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 1 m/s

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