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Moss Landing State Beach

Contact Information

(831) 649-2836

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Driving Directions to Moss Landing SB

The beach is located on Jetty Road in Moss Landing and 16 miles north of Monterey via Highway 1.

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are not available for this park.

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Upcoming Park Events

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Community Planting at the Beach
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 9AM to noon
Join your friends and neighbors to protect Moss Landing State Beach!  We will plant native dune plants at Moss Landing State Beach as part of a partnership between California State Parks and Elkhorn Slough Foundation.
Please meet at Moss Landing State Beach at 9AM. Rain or shine. No experience necessary.  All ages welcome. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for working in the outdoors. A light snack, water, and tools will be provided. Call (831) 728-5939 for more information.

Offshore fishing, surfing, windsurfing and horseback riding are popular activities. The beach is a favorite place for picnics because the dunes protect it from afternoon winds. This area is an important stop along the Pacific Flyway so birdwatching is popular.

Water recreation is dangerous because of strong rip currents.

Vehicles and trailers over 21 feet are not allowed at Moss Landing State Beach due to limited turn around areas.  Parking for large vehicles is very limited.  Visitors with large vehicles and/or trailer are encouraged to visit Salinas River State Beach, which is just 2 miles south on Highway 1.

The beach is located on Jetty Road in Moss Landing and 16 miles north of Monterey via Highway 1.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing
The weather can be changeable. Layered clothing is advised.


Dogs are not allowed at this location.

Dogs on leash are allowed at Monterey State Beach (South of the Monterey Beach Resort hotel), Asilomar State Beach, Carmel River State Beach, and Garrapata State Park.

Available Activities and Facilities at Moss Landing State Beach

Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding
Picnic Areas
Beach Area
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible