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  Map: Monterey Section 12 |   Point: mon12-

Name or Prominent Feature:
Monastery Beach, Carmel River State Beach.
Area: Carmel-by-the-Sea
UTM Coordinates
- Zone: 10
- Easting: 596031
- Northing: 4042417
Decimal Degrees Coordinates
- Longitude: 0
- Latitude: 0
Location: Hwy 1 between Carmel River and Point Lobos.
Nearest Milepost
- Route: Hwy 1
- Mile Number:
  • CCC Access Point
  • Parking
  • Beach Trail
  • Restrooms
  • Natural Surface Trail
  • Path to Beach

  • This good wide white sand beach is a popular gathering place, although the swimming can be hazardous. The CCT follows the shoreline and then regains the highway at the south end. The protected sealife draws divers.

    Info: 408-629-2847


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      • Monastery Beach was the site of a surfer's gathering in 2003.