At Your Service: Planning A Perfect Beach Picnic

At Your Service: Planning A Perfect Beach Picnic

There’s nothing we enjoy more than helping our guests create memorable experiences during their time in Monterey. Often, we have couples visiting for a romantic getaway, celebratory occasions, or just some down time to decompress and recharge. Whatever the reason, a beach picnic always seems to put smiles on faces – and the view isn’t too shabby either.

Take a gander at our checklist to help you plan your next Monterey Bay picnic by the beach.

Location, Location, Location!

Some of our favorites include: (these are also easily accessible, if carrying in items)

  • Asilomar State Beach, Pacific Grove
  • Carmel Beach, Carmel by the Sea
  • Monterey State Beach, Monterey
  • Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel
  • Lovers Point Beach, Pacific Grove

What to Bring

  • Beach blanket, towel and/or chairs
  • Flip flops
  • A hat & windbreaker
  • Extra blankets (Monterey Bay afternoons can get a little chilly)
  • A bag to dispose of trash (just in case the trash cans are far away from your desired spot)
  • Reusable water bottles, hydro flasks, etc. (filled with your choice of beverage – wink, wink)
  • Reusable tote bag or grocery bags to transport your picnic (request flatware and napkins when ordering your food)
  • And of course, a camera or phone, to snap pics of the amazing coastline and views

What to Eat

  • If you’re on vacation, ordering out is necessary (even if you’re not on vacation)
  • Take-out meals are available at both of our onsite restaurants, Jacks Monterey and Peter B’s Brewpub:
    • Jacks Monterey: Start with the Calamari Tempura, then move on to the Strawberry Fields Forever Salad. No picnic is complete with a California Clubhouse Sandwich or the local’s favorite, Filet Mignon Sandwich. House made, seasonal pizzas are also available and delicious! View full menu .
    • Peter B’s Brewpub: The Hummus & Organic Veggies, Grains & Greens Salad, Classic Cobb or the Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich. Their fresh baked pizzas are also a delicious option. Also, ask about their Growlers, Growlettes & Hydro Flasks. View full menu .

For additional tips and ideas, visit our Concierge desk in our Lower Lobby.

Jacks Monterey California Clubhouse Sandwich

Peter B’s Hummus and Organic Veggies plate

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