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Beautiful but DANGEROUS!

Every time we come to this beach (seriously) there are more flowers at the signpost for the most... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Jeanette M
take a walk

Nice place for an easy stroll near the water. Watch for animal droppings on the path. Hard to... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Henderson, Nevada
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“coarse sand” (4 reviews)
“dive site” (4 reviews)
“small pebbles” (4 reviews)
Carmel, CA
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Every time we come to this beach (seriously) there are more flowers at the signpost for the most recent person who has drowned here, (nicknamed by locals as "Mortuary Beach"). That goes for the visiting children, the person who didn't know not to turn their...More

1  Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Nice place for an easy stroll near the water. Watch for animal droppings on the path. Hard to pull back out onto the highway.

Thank KSSeaB
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This beach is located so it has views of Monterey Peninsula to the north and the Point Lobos Reserve to the south. The waves crash onto the shore and the beach has a large dune that parallels the water. The seize of the sand particles...More

Thank JoRoOmaha
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Unless you're a diver, going into water isn't recommended. But walking on shore line is a pleasure. From the bluff we saw a pod of whales, blowing and flipping their tails. Great restrooms. Otherwise undeveloped but mellow, totally mellow.

Thank JWP8
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We wanted to see why this beach was so dangerous and deadly. It looked calm and wonderful. However, we just wanted to see the beach and I wanted to show my wife the coast of California and how beautiful it is. As we read the...More

1  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Nice cove with a sandy beach. Waves are appealing but very rough. I wouldnt recommend swimming. Good to stop for bathroom break if your heading onto ca1 s. The restrooms are located on the far left. Parkinglot available for a few cars. Most park off...More

Thank M V
Reviewed 9 July 2017

A gem of a beach. I stopped purely by chance and I am so glad I did. Had the place almost to myself.

Thank Keith_Pr
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Small cove with limited parking right by Highway 1 out of Carmel. Good photo opportunity. There is a monastery set back from the beach, hence the name. But do heed the warnings by other reviewers.

Thank moot
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Having lived her for over 50-years, I've read about dozens of drownings of unsuspecting tourists. even when standing in ankle-deep water. Do not let the beautiful white sand lure you near the water! Don't believe me? Google: Monastery Beach Drownings. Don't be another dumb tourist...More

2  Thank Erik D
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Although known for diving, this is a great spot to go to catch sunset. Plenty of nearby free off street parking right next to the beach. The older members of our family, watched it from the car. Everyone else took off their shoes and sat...More

Thank Greg T
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Josh C
22 February 2015|
Response from NancyinIN | Reviewed this property |
It probably would be but as for when our best weather is in the fall and the spring. The summer months can be socked in fog. I'm not sure who you need to contact to get permission to have a wedding on the beach.