San Carlos Beach
San Carlos Beach
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA10,926 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This park is located just before you reach Cannery Road and between Cannery Row and the Fisherman’s wharf.

There are several benches where you can sit and watch the surf and the wildlife. There is also a nice grass area that you can sit in to have a picnic and enjoy the park.

There are lots of scuba diving classes and people in the water. From sitting on the bench, we saw many types of birds, as well as sea otters, an elephant seal, sea lions, and Pacific Harbor seals.
Written 6 September 2023
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mini
Fremont, CA211,432 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We were returned to spend some time at San Carlos Beach on a hot day in Monterey. Others were there to enjoy it. Some were fishing; others diving. There are information signs. Its also a good area for a walk.
Written 8 September 2020
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832vgs
New Delhi, India1,734 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
San Carlos Beach at Monterey is a great place to visit on a Sunny day. It is located close to Cannery Row and to the Coast Guard Pier. You can choose to walk along the water or sand; as well as to sit on the grassy lawns with family and friends. You can also enjoy a Picnic there. It is along the Trail which runs from Cannery Row upto the Fisherman's Wharf, meant for bikers, walkers and runners. You can also see some scuba divers there. A fine beach to enjoy during your visit to the Monterey.
Written 23 June 2021
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LauraJMar
San Jose, CA56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We walked by the beach, but didn't stay there long. It's beautiful. Looks like a great place to stay and play in the water or just lay around.
Written 11 February 2020
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Steve5863
Avon, OH12,823 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
Located between the southern end of Cannery Row and the Coast Guard Pier / breakwater, San Carlos Beach is a small sandy beach that is a popular entry point for scuba divers and provides visitors the opportunity to view sea otters from the breakwater. With parking and a public park in front of the beach, this was also a popular family destination on the sunny Saturday afternoon we visited with kids enjoying the sand at low tide.
Written 4 May 2019
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Dao2024
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,607 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2017 • Couples
San Carlos Beach is situated on the north end of Cannery Row and adjacent to the Fisherman's Wharf area. The beach and coastal areas are very pristine offering wonderful views of Monterey Bay and the scenic harbor area. Also this has been a favorite place for many scooba enthusiasts.
Written 26 March 2018
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1937Michael
winnipeg, Canada135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
I went walking on this with my wife. Lots of snorkelers, scuba divers (about 50 or so). Some hardy souls went wading (it was February). Enjoyable, lots of cyclists.
Written 9 February 2018
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UFPAGator
Jupiter, FL457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Family
Great beach down the street from our hotel. Pretty place to watch the sunset and boats. Went here every day during our stay in Monterey Bay.
Written 19 June 2022
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mini
Fremont, CA211,432 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
We returned to enjoy another few hours on a sunny Memorial day at San Carlos Beach There are nice views of Monterey Bay, plus historical information signs to read. This is also a popular area for diving.
Written 26 May 2020
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kevh938
San Francisco, CA250 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Breakwater Cove—great place to visit in the morning there are lots of scuba divers so tables and grass area are full. This is where many scuba groups bring their students for certification. But around 1-2pm they leave and the picnic tables are available. Great place to watch the ocean and have some lunch Enjoy!!
Written 22 December 2019
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