Del Monte Beach
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Del Monte Beach, or Monterey State Beach, is such a delight in the morning! Eucalyptus trees give way to Monterey cypress as you near the sand. The pale dunes are covered in tiny wildflowers. Seals bark in the distance, and flocks of birds soar by. Everything is of a pale hue- the light grey sea, the sky, the dunes.
It's lovely to walk or bike on the bike path that runs behind the dunes amongst eucalyptus strands, and then to climb the stairway up to the beach. A walk along the beach doubles your bliss- bring a warm jacket though! The harbor in the distance and the lion-colored hills behind Monterey frame the scene.[continued...]
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There are plenty of signs to Monterey. But here are directions all the way from the 101 northbound. Exit at Monterey Peninsula. Turn right on Sanborn. Follow it for 2 miles and then turn left on Main. Follow Hwy 68 for about 15 miles and exit at Monterey.
Then, to get to Monterey State Beach, turn right on Fremont, right on Camino El Estero, right on Del Monte Avenue, and there is a parking lot on your left beside the bike path. You may need to pass it and do a u-turn to pull into it.
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|That was always my favorite beach in Monterey.|
|wow, theï»¿ sunny and the foggy days are completely different... I love them both.|