Fort Ord Dunes State Park has potential. In 2009, the federal government gave this land to the state of California. There is a nice walking platform to a lookout with great views up and down the coast. At the lookout you're surrounded by rust-colored dunes covered in coastal succulents. A series of trails give beach access to a lovely beach of clean sand backed by cliffs. Seaside is often foggy or overcast so there is a glare to the sky. This area could be nice but the main problem, which I assume is being worked on, is that there are endless rows of super spooky derelict military buildings. Driving to the lookout is like entering a horror movie.
While you're in the area, make sure you check out stunning Monterey and its Lovers Point Park. There's a playground in Monterey that your kids will never forget called Dennis the Menace Park.
Last Updated: Mon, 18 Apr 2022 20:19:49 GMT