The Sanctuary Beach Resort near Marina, CA. sits in a prized location adjacent to not only the National Marine Sanctuary, but also at the edge of the majestic Pacific Ocean. No matter how remote that sounds and feels, our hotel’s oceanside California location near Monterey provides extremely convenient access to just about anywhere you could want to be. The Sanctuary Beach Resort is located a mere 10 minutes north of Monterey and only 15 minutes north of Carmel. Whether you are visiting for leisure or business, or a combination of both these quintessential towns will provide you with an array of choices for food, libations, shopping, golf courses or an exceptional array of items proudly crafted by local artisans.

There are numerous other attractions and recreational activities that await you at our elegant hotel near Monterey, California, which you will find under the Monterey area guide section.

The Monterey Bay area is so rich with unique opportunities for recreation and pleasure that a visitors’ guide here is more of a luxury than a necessity. You could walk or drive in almost any direction and wind up with a memorable experience - So much to do - so little time!

It appears a return trip is already guaranteed as you quickly realize all of the recreational opportunities that the stunning Monterey Peninsula has for you to explore. What is your choice today? It is not going to be easy when you consider some of your options below...

  • Amusement Parks
  • Beaches
  • Historic Homes
  • Wineries
  • Golfing
  • Art Galleries
  • Architectural Digs
  • Nature Preserves
  • Hiking Trails
  • Educational Centers
  • Scenic Drives
  • Hiking Trails
  • Biking Trails
  • Shopping
  • Parks
  • Religious Sites
  • Whale Watching
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Surfing
  • Museums
  • Scuba Diving

Or, you could just retreat to your private haven of sanctuary, The Sanctuary Beach Resort and just read the guide book - we won't tell...promise!! No matter how you decide to spend your time, our beach hotel’s location near Monterey is perfect for all your pursuits.