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Ocean view at Monterey State Beach
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Ocean view at Monterey State Beach
Description - The cities of Monterey and Seaside share the park, which has three separate beaches approximately a mile apart.

Attractions - Monterey State Beach is a favorite place for surfers and tidepool watchers. Fishing is popular, too. The cities of Monterey and Seaside share the park, which has three separate beaches approximately a mile apart.

Recreation - The underwater area of the park attracts scuba divers. Visitors also enjoy kayaking, kite-flying and volleyball. The flat beach is an excellent place for beachcombing. Monterey State Beach is a favorite place for surfers and tidepool watchers. Fishing is popular, too.

Climate - Climate in the Central Coast varies greatly with elevation and the amount of coastal influence. Areas with more coastal influence experience moderate temperatures year round with fog likely from June through mid-August. Plan your coastal visit in the late summer or fall to ensure the best conditions for viewing the scenery. Also, occasional clear days between winter and spring storms are incomparable. Areas further inland experience greater temperature extremes, with relatively cooler winters and hot summers. Inland areas often receive frost on winter nights. As throughout most of California most of the precipitation comes in the winter months, with April through October normally very dry.

Location - The park is located at the Seaside exit off Highway 218 west of Highway One (the west end of Canyon del Rey Boulevard.)


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Contact Information:
Monterey District Headquarters, 2211 Garden Road , Monterey, CA, 93940, Phone: 831-649-2836, Fax: 831-649-2847

Additional Information:
California Beaches -
Central Coast State Parks and Beaches - The Central Coast Region, located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, features the Big Sur Coast and Hearst Castle as well as numerous state park sites.
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