On Carmel Bay, the mile-long beach features a bird sanctuary in a lagoon (just before the Carmel River empties into the sea) featuring a wide variety of waterfowl and song birds. Monastery Beach, also known as San Jose Creek Beach, is part of the park and is popular with scuba divers. Ocean and swimming and wading are extremely dangerous.

hiking
3 months ago

This loop is not open, even more, it does not even exist yet. Looks like they have a future plan to finish this trail, but currently there is no loop trail open up on the hill. It is a great hike and beautiful views on the ridge, but then you must turn around and head down the same way. Someone needs to correct the map as it shows trails that do not exist yet. REMEMBER: PERMIT REQUIRED.
https://www.mprpd.org/palo-corona-regional-park

walking
6 months ago

Nice, once I figured out how to make a reservation.

one of the most beautiful trails to take. good for beginners and advanced the beauty of the place takez your breath away.

walking
Saturday, January 21, 2017

You can walk the whole thing in less than an hour. If the surf isn't high it's nice to hang out in the small beaches. It's more a day at the beach than a hike.

hiking
5 months ago

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walking
Friday, February 13, 2015