I can’t believe that I live less than an hour away from Fort Ord Dunes State Park and have never made a stop. For over 10 years we’ve driven by on the highway, but always had other plans. During our recent trip to the Monterey area, I decided we’d finally make the stop. The park was under heavy renovations, but was still enjoyable. It is about a 15 minute drive north of the City of Monterey, but if you’re standing on the beach you get a magical up-the-street ocean view of the city. It was quite a long hike from where we parked at Highway 1, but the beach and views were worth it.
Fort Ord Dunes State Park
Beach Range Road
Marina, California 93933
On a side note, I’m co-hosting a twitter chat with Flip Key to talk about all things San Francisco. Here’s a sweet virtual tour they’ve created for those who don’t live near. It’s on Tuesday, June 14th at 12PM PST. The hashtag for the chat is #FKTravelTips. Will you join me (@teamwiking)?