Fort Ord Dunes SP

State Park

This recently opened State Park has a 1,500 foot trail to 4 miles of ocean beach with beautiful views of Monterey Bay.  From the parking area visitors may also take a stroll on the new boardwalk to a bluff top viewing platform.  Eight educational panels have been installed that will inform the public about the natural and cultural history of the park.  Existing park roads are open to bicyclists, hikers and dogs on leash.

To protect park resources public access is limited to designated roads and trails.  Dogs must be on leash and remain on paved roads.  Horses and campfires are not allowed on the beach. 

Location - Directions

From Highway 1, exit Light Fighter Drive (bear right).

Turn left onto 2nd Avenue.

Turn left onto Divarty Street.

Turn right onto 1st Avenue.

Signs posted will direct you to the park entrance at the 8th Street overcrossing of Hwy 1.

NEW! Cell Phone Tours!

You can use your cell phone to learn more about the history of Fort Ord and its cultural and natural features.  The tour is free, but your normal cell phone charges apply.
Click here for the brochure.

Seasons/Climate - Recommended Clothing

The weather can be changeable. Layered clothing is advised.


Dogs are not allowed on the beach at Fort Ord Dunes State Park.  Dogs on leash are allowed on paved roads only.

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.


·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    No Hours Listed

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (831) 649-2836

  • Region

    Central Coast



  • Purchase Annual Passes


Monterey District HQ
TEL (831) 649-2836

Operating Hours

Open to vehicle access daily from 8AM to 1/2 hour after sunset