Fort Ord Dunes State Park
While we were rained out most of our time in Monterey, we did get the opportunity to hike around Ford Ord Dunes State Park right as the storm was breaking on our second afternoon. We had a lucky three hours of clear weather which gave us plenty of time to explore all the trails and dunes and test out our new camera equipment. The best part was that aside from two fishermen down the beach we had the entire place to ourselves. Granted, it was a cold, rainy weekday. However, it seems like it’s slow enough during the off-season (winter) that you can enjoy many of the views throughout the Monterey area alone. If you do get the chance to visit the dunes we definitely recommend spending a few hours walking the beach.