Spend your days lounging on the gorgeous Main Beach and then spend your evenings hanging out on the patio by the fire pit at the Best Western Carmel’s Town House Lodge. Enjoy a great night’s stay with plush...
Start your day with a free continental breakfast and complimentary newspaper at the Clarion Collection Carmel by the Sea and then suit up for a great day at Main Beach. Located on Mission Street, you’ll love being...
Your relaxation is practically guaranteed in the beautiful setting of the Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn. Nestled on Junipero between 5th and 6th Streets, you’ll love staying in the spacious suites with...

Main Beach, Monterey, CA

Lazy days are just what the doctor ordered on your vacation and there’s no better place to idle away the day than at beautiful Main Beach. Soft sands stretch out before you while the waves gently curl into the shore. Feast your eyes on the gorgeous views of the bay. Simply stretch out and sunbathe the afternoon away or create the most impressive masterpieces of sand art with the kids. Collect lovely shells and rocks for souvenirs. Keep an eye out for sea creatures playing in the water, including dolphins, sea otters, and sea lions. Escape the stresses of life and stay close by at one of the hotels near the Main Beach, Monterey, CA.

Idle Away the Days

Stop rushing and take it easy. You are in one of the most ideal and gorgeous sights along the Coast. Enjoy day after day at Main Beach or take a break from the sands and see what else there is to discover close by. Stroll along the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and enjoy lots of dining options. Mini golf is a great way to treat the kids to some fun. Throw up your hands and enjoy some old fashioned thrills on the roller coaster.

Head to the Santa Cruz Surf Museum, a tiny but quaint stop. It is located in the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse and documents the 100 plus years of surfing history in Santa Cruz with photos and surfboards. It also explores the ancient art of surfing from Hawaii. The Museum is also home to the Santa Cruz Light.

Be in awe of natural beauty at its finest at the Natural Bridges State Beach. Little ones will love exploring the tide pools and meeting all the inhabitants. Take gorgeous pictures of the natural bridges and enjoy the sun drenched scenery. Swimming beneath the bridges is incredible but beware of changing tides. You might even be visited by a few Monarch Butterflies as they wing their way on their majestic migration. And at the close of your amazing day’s adventures, retire for the evening to the hotels near the Main Beach, Monterey, CA and enjoy a restful and comfortable night.

Fluffy Pillows and Cozy Beds

No matter how incredible the scenery was and how delicious the restaurants are, the true test of a great vacation spot are the accommodations. Choose one of the hotels near the Main Beach, Monterey, CA, and know you are in for an amazing stay. Soak up the rays while still being connected to loved ones with free Wi-Fi on the beautiful sundeck at the Clarion Collection Carmel by the Sea Hotel. Traveling with family? Enjoy spacious one and two bedroom suites, an outdoor pool, and a patio with fire pit at the family-friendly Best Western Carmel’s Town House Lodge.

Enjoy gazing out onto breathtaking views from your cozy spot next to the fireplace in your spacious suite at the Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn. Awake refreshed after the previous day’s adventures to a complimentary continental breakfast, delivered right to your guest room at the pet-friendly Carmel Lodge.