Surfs Up! Part of the Sand City area, the Monterey State Beach is one of the best places to spend time on the Beach if the Sun is full!
On days like this, it is common to see people out on a scavenger hunt for sea shells, sand dollars, and even sea glass. On occasion, when I would babysit friends' dogs, this was also a great place to play fetch. With plenty of room to roam and also low lying dunes to throw a stick on top of and wear out the dog!