Overview of Monterey State Beach

Monterey State Beach

Monterey State Beach
California North
USA West


Site Review by
 Ben Burnsed, Jr.
Date: 08/18/2002


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Ben Burnsed, Jr. Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Stillwater Reef:    3.00
State:   OK Animal:    2.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   2 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.25
This was my first time snorkeling (I did not scuba), great place to get used to the equipment and the extremely cold water! However there was little sea life around, possibly due to the number of people up and down the beach. I found a few sand dollars and crabs (at least I think they were crabs!) but the only plant life was stuff that had broken off at sea and was being dragged by the current. Also saw a scuba class of about 3-4 people out there as well. Good place to swim though...see my review of Breakwater Cove for a nearby and more fulfilling snorkel dive.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2002
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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