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Seaside State Beach

Gabilan + Southern Diablo Mountains, California

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  • Dune restoration zone at Seaside State Beach.- Seaside State Beach
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  • Multiple beaches connecting to Monterey.- Seaside State Beach
  • Shoreline and curveature of Monterey Bay.- Seaside State Beach
  • A break in the fog at Seaside State Beach.- Seaside State Beach
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Pros: 
Wide open beach with a great view of Monterey.
Cons: 
High congestion.
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Region:
Gabilan + Southern Diablo Mountains, CA
Congestion: 
High
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Located minutes from Monterey, Seaside State Beach is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. On a clear day you'll enjoy a panoramic view from Pacific Grove all the way down the bay to Santa Cruz. Many come to beach-comb the flat and long shoreline looking for sea glass and sand dollars. With nearly a mile and half of beach, there is plenty of room to walk or to settle in at one spot. 

The beach is rimmed with dunes that are covered in beautiful vegetation. These areas are off limits to protect their integrity. Wildlife viewing is not as abundant here as it is in other area beaches, though there are always plenty of seagulls waiting for you to drop your lunch. 

Swimming, wading, and water sports are not recommended due to unpredictable waves. Parking is free, and portable restrooms are located near the beach entrance. A hotel separates Seaside and Houghton M. Roberts State Beach, so if parking is full at Seaside, more spaces are available at the other parking lot.   

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