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Toes in the Water

This isn't a destination beach and probably not a beach you'd plan to spend a whole day, but it's... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Layton, Utah
via mobile
A hidden gem

McAbee is a small beach nestled between El Toritos Restaurant and the shops of Cannery Row. I have... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Naomi W
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This isn't a destination beach and probably not a beach you'd plan to spend a whole day, but it's right off Cannery Row and its a fun place to stick your toes in the water. There were some sea anemones and bubble seaweed stuck in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Although this is considered a beach there's not much too it. Lots of people not much space, right in Cannery row.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Teacher_Tink
Reviewed 13 March 2018

McAbee Beach is located on Cannery Row with access to the Monterey Bay. It is a wonderful sandy beach between El Toritios restaurant and the Spindrift Hotel. This beach also has ruins of old cannery buildings and is very scenic!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Dao1949
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Not much there. Small with some birds, but tidal pools have nothing in them. Built up around the area and well traveled.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank lolabwoods
Reviewed 9 November 2017

McAbee is a small beach nestled between El Toritos Restaurant and the shops of Cannery Row. I have never seen it crowded, but it often has divers in the water or on the beach.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Naomi W
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This small beach is surrounded by cement. If you can over look that I guess it's okay. It is fairly easy access for SCUBA divers if you get there very early in the morning to find nearby parking.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank kbylsma
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Please stop here when you're in Cannery Row. It is beautiful and soothing. There all all kinds of birds and even sea otters. Some people (not sure how) had boats out there. The only downside may be a strong smell of sardines/fish depending on where...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AustinH6913
Reviewed 21 July 2017

On our trip up the coast, we saw awesome beaches and McAbee wouldn’t even be near the list of okay beaches but then consider this; you are by Cannery Row, a historic site. You are close to Old Fisherman’s Wharf and you have been traveling....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Right in Cannery Row! I mean, come on. Very nice little beach that is easy to get to and enjoy on your trip to Cannery Row. Parking can be a challenge at times.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank TBSoCal71
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

There are many hotels and restaurants nearby. It's a very small beach, but not crowded at all. The most crowded time is after noon. There are rocks on one side of the beach, that lead to a restaurant. The water is pretty clear as well...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ali the n
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