After a cold and rainy weekend, the sun came out to day and the mercury rose to above 60 degrees (that’s warm here). Since we hadn’t made a trip to the beach since landing on the Monterey Peninsula, we decided today would be the perfect day.
We packed up the car with toys and snacks and headed to Fort Ord Dunes State Park. The beach is on the old Fort Ord, a former Army base, and has only been a state park for a few years. This meant that the beach was pretty much empty. Other than us, I counted five other people on this remote stretch of beach.
What a wonderful evening excursion! I am pretty sure that we will be making a return trip to this beach sometime in the future!
*Because of a nasty rip current, swimming and/or surfing is not recommended at this beach.