Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Sand City

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Sand City. Well known for its aquarium, shopping and restaurants, this scenic city won't disappoint. Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Sand City

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Sand City has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Monterey Pines Golf Course (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Del Monte Golf Course (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Sand City

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Sand City. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Carmel Beach (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Lone Cypress Pine (7.2 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Point Lobos State Reserve (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Del Monte Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Lake El Estero (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Sand City

The nearest airport is in Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), located 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 13.3 mi (21.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Sand City?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 817 holiday lettings near Sand City. From 540 Houses to 71 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sand City for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Sand City?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sand City:

  • Southeast Carmel: 231 holiday homes
  • Northwest Carmel: 200 holiday homes
  • Golden Rectangle: 209 holiday homes
  • Northeast Carmel: 308 holiday homes
  • Hatton Fields: 193 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sand City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Sand City. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Carmel Beach: 665 holiday lettings
  • Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course: 1,037 holiday lettings
  • Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club: 915 holiday lettings
  • California State University Monterey Bay: 1,054 holiday lettings
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: 605 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Sand City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sand City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 540 Houses in Sand City. Our other popular types of Sand City holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 71 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 10 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 84 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sand City?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 83 holiday homes with pool available in Sand City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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