Monastery Beach, Carmel River State Beach.

Point Details

Nearest Town: Carmel-by-the-Sea
Location: Hwy 1 between Carmel River and Point Lobos.

Nearest Milepost
Route: Hwy 1
Mile Number:

36.522183279748, -121.92740245912 ↗

Trail Section


This good wide white sand beach is a popular gathering place, although the swimming can be hazardous. The CCT follows the shoreline and then regains the highway at the south end. The protected sealife draws divers.
Info: 408-629-2847


  • Beach Trail
  • CCC Access Point
  • Natural Surface Trail
  • Parking
  • Path to Beach
  • Restrooms

Aerial Photo from California Coastal Records Project

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