The Best Sunset Hangouts In Monterey

The Best Sunset Hangouts In Monterey

When you’re in Monterey, it’s all about trying delicious things and seeking out gorgeous sights. One nightly attraction is our vantage point for the Pacific Coast’s unparalleled sunset. For guests who are into this kind of thing, these are the best sunset hangouts in Monterey.

The Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

This 29-mile trail offers some of the most gorgeous coastline views in the country. You can hop on at various points in Monterey towns like Seaside, Marina, and Pacific Grove. The pathway is a good spot for walking or biking, and it offers a number of stellar sunset lookout points every night. If you’re headed there with a significant other, maybe take in the sights at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove.

Old Fisherman’s Wharf

Located off Lighthouse Avenue near Municipal Beach, the Old Fisherman’s Wharf is one of Monterey’s most sought-after attractions. Head out for a nice seafood dinner at the Crab House, or to just sit on the dock and look out on the bay for the nightly sunset viewing. This is a great place to get feel the heart of city of Monterey.

17-Mile Drive

This Pebble-Beach gem is one of the most famous drives to take in Monterey County. The coastal views and cliffside stop-offs offer a number of options when searching for a breathtaking spot to take in the sunset. Along the way, you may also take in the sights of multi-million dollar mansions, world-famous golf courses, and Lone Cypress.

The Vineyards

While the water is the most popular place to watch the sun’s dramatic evening dip in Monterey, there are also breathtaking skies to be enjoyed at one of the area’s many renowned wineries. Take in the colors and views while sampling some highly-renowned local varietals with locals and travelers. For some more insight into where to look, check out our favorite wineries in Monterey.

The Sanctuary Beach Resort

For travelers staying with us, the best and most convenient place to check out the sunset in Monterey Bay is right here at The Sanctuary Beach Resort. Our stretch of undisturbed Monterey Bay coastline offers the perfect, exclusive lookout for guests night after night. Here, you can cozy up in the sand, or from one of our bayfront guest cottages.