Resort Guide

Experience Guide

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 thoughtful crafted programs and experiences that merge casual coastal sensibility and environmental sensitivity.


Explore Monterey Bay like a local with our stylish fleet of The Sanctuary Beach Resort Cruisers by Priority Bike. Take a quick ride along the coast to enjoy the salt-scented sea breeze and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Our retro-style Beach Cruisers have a vintage finish and include a basket for toting picnic supplies, towels, or anything else you might need for a day on Monterey Bay. We’ll also provide you with a bike lock and helmet for your ride around town. See the Guest Experience Team at The Lodge for more details about the
exclusive bike program.
Hours/Availability: Available on a first-come, first-serve basis every day from dawn until dusk.


Reinvigorate your mind and body with yoga on the beach every Saturday and Sunday morning. Presented in partnership with Monterey Bay Moves, this complimentary wellness experience
allows you to flow and strengthen among the natural surroundings. The hour-long practice concludes with mindful meditation. Your Beach Yoga experience will include the use of a beach blanket for your yoga practice (no mat necessary), a lavender-infused face mask, and a complimentary bottle of juice. Secure your spot for Beach Yoga by contacting the Guest Experience Team from your private cottage.
Hours/Availability: Every Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 am on The Beach Bluff. Reservations required.


Watch the magnificent whales swim by from your private patio, or head out for a nature walk with the ability to bring all the wonder of your seaside surroundings within sight. Contact the Guest Experience team at The Lodge for details on the Binocular Borrow Program.
Hours/Availability: Available on a first-come, first-serve basis every day from dawn until dusk.


Begin your day with a charming picnic basket delivered to your oceanfront cottage. Opt to enjoy your breakfast from your private patio, or head out for a morning stroll and picnic on the
beach as you watch in awe as the dolphins and whales play. The breakfast basket starts at $23 per person + $3 delivery fee. Please hang your completed form on your cottage door handle by midnight to ensure next morning delivery.
Hours/Availability: Deliveries available between 7 – 9:30 am, daily.


Coastal comfort food meets cozy dwellings with In-Room Dining by Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette. Choose from the restaurant menu offerings, including bottles of wine and cocktails. Contactless delivery is available by dialing 133 after 5 pm on your guest room phone to place your order.
Hours/Availability: Available from 4:30pm – 10pm daily.


Cozy up to one of our private beach bonfires at The Bluff as the sunset ushers in a starry night. Relax with your loved ones while roasting s’mores, or make new acquaintances while sipping a
glass of California wine. We feature s’mores kits, wines, snacks, blankets, and more at The Lodge Market — all available for purchase.
Hours/Availability: Bonfire seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis daily from 30 minutes prior to sunset to 10 pm daily.


The Sanctuary Beach Resort is the only pet-friendly hotel in the Monterey Bay area located on the beach. We don’t just allow four-legged companions; we encourage them, providing complimentary doggie treats upon arrival. Go for morning walks on the beach directly outside our spacious cottage guestrooms or suites—all of which have plenty of room to sprawl out and unwind. Waste bag stations are located throughout the property for your convenience.
Hours/Availability: Dog treats available at The Lodge every day.


Indulge your senses at Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette Restaurant, where we utilize California’s Central Coast bounty to create seasonal, ingredient-driven New American cuisine, signature cocktails, and local wines. With the dunes as your dining room surroundings, Salt Wood currently features an outdoor with heat lamps for your comfort.
Hours/Availability: Open 7 days a week, 4:30pm – 9pm. Reservations recommended.


Whether you prefer a game of corn hole or space to lounge by a cozy fire pit, you will find a range of leisure activities at The Lawn.
Hours/Availability: Available on a first-come, first-serve basis every day from dawn until dusk.


Gather the essentials for your seaside picnic or stock up your pantry for your stay with snacks, wine, water, juices, and cocktails at The Lodge Market. Need a blanket or winter hat? Peruse through a curated selection of resort wear.
Hours/Availability: Available 24/7


Test your accuracy and athleticism at the Recreation Area, where you will find a Bocce Ball and a Volleyball Court. Contact our Guest Experience Team for any equipment needs.
Hours/Availability: Available on a first-come, first-serve basis from dawn until dusk, daily.


Take a swim year-round at our private heated pool located in the center of the resort. To access the pool area and lounge chairs, use code 54321 to enter the gate.
Hours/Availability: Open daily from 9 am – 10 pm


Revel in our natural surroundings with a complimentary discovery walk each Saturday and Sunday morning. Led by local naturalists from Monterey Peninsula Guides & Hiking, the easy two-mile loop guides you through the Marina Dunes Preserve’s picturesque trails, which is directly adjacent to the resort. Suitable for adults and children, you’ll learn about local conservation efforts, spot & photograph wildlife, and taste edible plants. The hour-long walk will culminate on the beach where guests are invited to beach comb and observe the seabirds playing along the wave line. Bring your curiosity and a camera.
Hours/Availability: Departs at 10:30 am every Saturday and Sunday from The Lodge.