This beach is just a short drive south from Carmel beach. Park along hwy 101 and you're there. It's interesting because it's actually quite a bit different than Carmel beach even though they are just few miles apart. The sand is more coarse but a beautiful light brown where Carmel sand is light grey. Also, has a sharper drop off where the water meets the shore with a much stronger undertow. So, swimmers and dogs should beware of this. But, what I liked about it most was the solitude. We were there over Labor Day weekend and where Carmel beach was very crowded, on this beach we were one of maybe 4 other couples.