DogTrekkers craving the beach are in luck when it comes to visiting Monterey Bay
. Leashed canines are allowed on four
state beaches here, all of them gorgeous. Asilomar State Beach
in Pacific Grove is accessible from the Coastal Recreation Trail
that wraps much of the peninsula. Carmel River Beach
, while often windy, is a picture-perfect crescent of blue. Garrapata State Beach
is the haunt of artists who often set up easels here, while Monterey State Beach
is frequented by families and visitors staying in adjacent hotels. At this beach, leashed dogs are allowed from Wharf No. 2 to Seaside State Beach, which is open to humans only.