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Easy parking, great walking areas and hike to the rocks...Bring warm clothes...This is not a soft... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Glendale, California
Rough but worth it...

I dove here for my Advanced dive cert final dive and it certainly wasn't for the faint of heart... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Gena L
Carlsbad, California
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“coarse sand” (4 reviews)
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Carmel, CA
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Easy parking, great walking areas and hike to the rocks...Bring warm clothes...This is not a soft sand beach so you may want flip flops

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I dove here for my Advanced dive cert final dive and it certainly wasn't for the faint of heart. The surf was rough, requiring a reversed-crawl entry, the water was cold and rough, and the surge was brutal. There are pinnacles just off-shore and as...More

Thank Gena L
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Every time we come to this beach (seriously) there are more flowers at the signpost for the most recent person who has drowned here, (nicknamed by locals as "Mortuary Beach"). That goes for the visiting children, the person who didn't know not to turn their...More

2  Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Nice place for an easy stroll near the water. Watch for animal droppings on the path. Hard to pull back out onto the highway.

Thank KSSeaB
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This beach is located so it has views of Monterey Peninsula to the north and the Point Lobos Reserve to the south. The waves crash onto the shore and the beach has a large dune that parallels the water. The seize of the sand particles...More

Thank JoRoOmaha
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Unless you're a diver, going into water isn't recommended. But walking on shore line is a pleasure. From the bluff we saw a pod of whales, blowing and flipping their tails. Great restrooms. Otherwise undeveloped but mellow, totally mellow.

Thank JWP8
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We wanted to see why this beach was so dangerous and deadly. It looked calm and wonderful. However, we just wanted to see the beach and I wanted to show my wife the coast of California and how beautiful it is. As we read the...More

1  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Nice cove with a sandy beach. Waves are appealing but very rough. I wouldnt recommend swimming. Good to stop for bathroom break if your heading onto ca1 s. The restrooms are located on the far left. Parkinglot available for a few cars. Most park off...More

Thank M V
Reviewed 9 July 2017

A gem of a beach. I stopped purely by chance and I am so glad I did. Had the place almost to myself.

Thank Keith_Pr
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Small cove with limited parking right by Highway 1 out of Carmel. Good photo opportunity. There is a monastery set back from the beach, hence the name. But do heed the warnings by other reviewers.

Thank moot
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Josh C
22 February 2015|
Response from NancyinIN | Reviewed this property |
It probably would be but as for when our best weather is in the fall and the spring. The summer months can be socked in fog. I'm not sure who you need to contact to get permission to have a wedding on the beach.