Monterey Beach

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.

Picnic on the beach with Peter B's growler

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

Jacks Monterey California Clubhouse Sandwich

Peter B's Hummus and Organic Veggies plate

Peter B’s Hummus and Organic Veggies plate

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