Pebble Beach is a picturesque spot, popular with families and outdoor enthusiasts due to its pretty scenery and laid-back vibe. The small community is home to many golf courses, historical buildings, interesting landmarks, and a postcard-worthy beach. There is also an impressively scenic drive from Pebble Beach to Monterey Bay and Carmel by the Sea, not to mention, the area is home to many actors and singers also.
A particularly great place to stay in Pebble Beach is the Pebble Beach Lodge which was built in 1916 and mysteriously burned down in 1917. Luckily, it reopened in 1922 and has been welcoming visitors ever since.
Pebble Beach is located on the Monterey Peninsula where other great beach cities like Pacific Grove and New Monterey are found nearby. These little towns also have plenty to do, so if you're willing to take a short journey, these place are certainly worth visiting. Be sure to experience the iconic 17-mile drive to be mesmerized by the wonderful beach shores and rocky ocean banks. For more beautiful shores, Big Sur is a famous Californian route known for its narrow roads and wide turns.
Pebble Beach golf courses are popular with guests looking to perfect their swing and relax -- notably Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course are top picks for world-class courses with a scenic view. Additionally, the links at Spanish Bay Beach, Asilomar State Beach and Point Lobos boast incredible golf courses.
Have you always wanted to see whales swimming near the beaches? You're in luck! There are migrating whales along the coast from China Cove and Gibson Beach, and various tours that take hopeful visitors out to the waters for the best views.
Elsewhere, Point Lobos is a must-see for water sports fanatics who can go snorkeling and diving in the coves. Plus, the rocky shores and huge trees that line the waterfront make this place particularly special. For more water-based fun, the Monterey Bay Aquarium makes a wonderful family day out, being home to a variety of fish, creatures, and exhibits. The Monterey Bay National Marine Life Sanctuary is equally engaging, teaching about the importance of ocean preservation and marine life habitats. To get stuck into the great outdoors, try hiking in the Del Monte Forest, which has numerous trails and is truly beautiful. Cannery Row is another spot to go walking, although has an added touch of history.
The bayfront area is the best place to stay in Pebble Beach, as not only is the ocean is close, but there are little cafes and stores nearby too. There are plenty of great beach vacation rentals to choose from, so you're sure to find a suitable vacation home to enjoy with family and friends.
The best time to visit Pebble Beach is from July to September when the weather is warm and dry. May to October sees an average weather temperature of around 68 degrees, while the rest of the year is around 60 degrees. November to April is the rainy season, so if you're planning to be outdoors on your vacation, avoid this period.