Description - Offering coastal views and dune protection from afternoon winds, Moss Landing State Beach is a favorite place for picnics. Bird-watching is also popular, since the area is an important stop along the Pacific Flyway.
- Offering coastal views and dune protection from afternoon winds, Moss Landing State Beach is a favorite place for picnics. Bird-watching is also popular, since the area is an important stop along the Pacific Flyway.
Recreation - Moss Landing State Beach features offshore fishing and horseback riding trails. The beach is also popular with surfers and windsurfers. Camping is available enroute for self-contained vehicles. Water recreation is hazardous because of strong rip currents.
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.
The beach is located on Jetty Road in Moss Landing, 16 miles north of Monterey via Highway One.