Our Resort

The Perfect Getaway on the California Coast

The Sanctuary Beach Resort invites you to experience a luxurious seaside escape in Monterey Bay. Nestled between the rolling hills of the Carmel Valley and ocean tides of the Marina Dunes, this tranquil retreat is marked by natural beauty, thoughtful amenities, and world-class area attractions. The resort is perfect for romantic escapes, family vacations, and group getaways.

Staying here, you’ll have near-endless options for relaxation and adventure. When you’re not taking advantage of the private beach access or lounging by the pool, you can enjoy beach yoga, hikes along the dunes, and sunset bonfires. You’ll also find nightly wine and cheese tastings and exquisite on-site cuisine at the restaurant and oyster bar.

The Sanctuary Beach Resort is a short drive from attractions in Monterey and Carmel. Our Guest Experience Team will be happy to arrange whale-watching excursions, Moss Landing foodie tours, Big Sur hikes, and more. You can also head to downtown Monterey to explore the Old Fisherman’s Wharf and the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The Sanctuary Beach Resort is the perfect setting for corporate retreats and special occasions. Whether you are hosting your next company outing or a private social gathering, our resort offers the finest services for seamless events. Business travelers can host conferences and meetings at The Sanctuary’s modern on-site event venues.

Resort Amenities

  • Private beach access
  • Nightly bonfires
  • Beach yoga on Saturday and Sunday
  • Guided nature walks on Saturday and Sunday
  • Sanctuary bicycles for complimentary loan
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Concierge services
  • Same day laundry and dry-cleaning ($)
  • Bocce ball court
  • Volleyball court
  • Croquet at The Lawn
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access
  • Complimentary use of binoculars
  • Pet-friendly ($)

Nestled between Monterey Bay and the protected Marina Dunes Preserve, The Sanctuary Beach Resort provides more than just an uninterrupted seaside escape. It’s an invitation to reconnect with yourself, others and nature. From our restaurant, Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette, to our nightly bonfires, we’ve crafted programs and experiences that merge casual coastal sensibility and environmental sensitivity.