Salinas River State Beach, Monterey California
Salinas River State Beach combines perfect sands with the most unspoiled beach dunes on Monterey Bay. This hidden beach is well-loved by local nature fans.
Birders love it for the many species that congregate in the adjacent slough. Photographers love it for the sweeping views of Monterey Bay and breathtaking sunsets. Surf fishers love it for the frequently biting striped bass and surfperch.
To reach Salinas River State Beach, take Highway One to the Del Monte Blvd. exit just south of Moss Landing. Head west on Del Monte, which will soon become a dirt road. Follow the dirt road to the Salinas River State Beach and National Wildlife Refuge parking lot.
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