Beach Weather in Sand Dollar Beach, Monterey County, United States

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BEACH WEATHER MONTHLY AVERAGES

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14°
 
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14°
 
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14°
 
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15°
 
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Beach Weather Today in Sand Dollar Beach

Today the maximum temperature will be 18° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing. Today the water temperature will be 14° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Today will be dry with no rain showers. Expect plentiful sunshine and mostly clear blue skies with an average cloud cover of 8%.

The winds will be side shore and light at 11kmh from the South. The light winds will keep the temperatures feeling fresher.

Sand Dollar Beach faces West and the sunset will be visible over the ocean to the West at 08:15 PM. The skies should be very clear at that time, ideal for a sunset.

For Beach Weather for the next next 7 days, wind and wave conditions and tide and the next 14 days weather use the tabs below.

Beach Weather This Weekend in Sand Dollar Beach

This weekend the average maximum daily temperatures will be 18° which is not so warm but sunbathing may be possible. The average water temperature will be 13° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

There will be no rainy days at all this weekend. Expect plentiful sunshine and mostly clear blue skies with an average cloud cover of 0%.

SAND DOLLAR BEACH - BEACH WEATHER FORECAST

Tue 23rd July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
23° 22° 23° 32° 37° 38° 34° 26°
10% 4% 8% 6% 8% 17% 5% 6%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
Wed 24th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
23° 22° 23° 30° 36° 37° 33° 24°
4% 6% 6% 7% 8% 7% 2% 2%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
Thu 25th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
22° 21° 21° 29° 36° 37° 34° 25°
5% 3% 3% 2% 1% 1% 0% 0%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
Fri 26th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
21° 19° 19° 28° 33° 32° 27° 18°
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
Sat 27th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
14° 11° 11° 20° 29° 31° 27° 17°
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
12°
Sun 28th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
13° 12° 14° 21° 28° 31° 26° 18°
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
12°
12°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
Mon 29th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
14° 13° 16° 23° 31° 33° 28° 20°
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
14°
Tue 23rd July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
6
kmh
3
kmh
5
kmh
11
kmh
9
kmh
8
kmh
4
kmh
1
kmh
0.4m
0.4m
0.4m
0.5m
0.5m
0.6m
0.6m
0.6m
9.7s 9.7s 9.7s 9.8s 9.7s 9.6s 9.6s 9.6s
Wed 24th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
3
kmh
2
kmh
1
kmh
7
kmh
11
kmh
14
kmh
12
kmh
9
kmh
0.7m
0.7m
1.1m
1.1m
1.1m
1.1m
1.0m
1.0m
9.5s 9.2s 9.1s 9.1s 9.0s 8.9s 8.7s 8.6s
Thu 25th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
7
kmh
5
kmh
11
kmh
13
kmh
17
kmh
20
kmh
19
kmh
12
kmh
0.9m
0.9m
0.9m
0.9m
0.9m
1.0m
1.0m
1.0m
8.5s 8.4s 8.2s 8.0s 11.3s 14.5s 11.2s 8.2s
Fri 26th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
8
kmh
9
kmh
10
kmh
15
kmh
22
kmh
27
kmh
25
kmh
22
kmh
1.0m
1.1m
0.9m
0.9m
1.3m
1.5m
1.6m
1.2m
8.5s 8.8s 11.3s 13.6s 13.5s 13.3s 13.2s 13.1s
Sat 27th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
19
kmh
15
kmh
15
kmh
20
kmh
25
kmh
28
kmh
26
kmh
17
kmh
1.3m
1.1m
1.0m
1.2m
1.4m
1.7m
1.4m
1.2m
9.8s 9.5s 10.4s 12.4s 12.5s 14.3s 15.6s 16.0s
Sun 28th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10
kmh
5
kmh
5
kmh
12
kmh
20
kmh
25
kmh
24
kmh
17
kmh
1.0m
0.9m
0.8m
0.9m
1.3m
1.4m
1.3m
1.1m
16.1s 9.5s 5.9s 10.6s 13.9s 14.5s 14.6s 14.6s
Mon 29th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10
kmh
6
kmh
5
kmh
11
kmh
19
kmh
25
kmh
24
kmh
18
kmh
1.1m
1.0m
0.9m
1.0m
1.1m
1.3m
1.3m
1.0m
8.6s 5.5s 5.3s 11.5s 13.6s 13.5s 13.6s 13.5s
Tue 23rd July
6:39 AM 1:09 PM 6:13 PM
-0.30 1.30 0.60
Wed 24th July
12:15 AM 7:17 AM 1:47 PM 7:12 PM
1.80 -0.20 1.40 0.60
Thu 25th July
1:06 AM 7:54 AM 2:29 PM 8:22 PM
1.60 0.00 1.50 0.50
Fri 26th July
2:05 AM 8:34 AM 3:16 PM 9:44 PM
1.40 0.20 1.50 0.50
Sat 27th July
3:21 AM 9:17 AM 4:08 PM 11:18 PM
1.10 0.40 1.60 0.40
Sun 28th July
5:07 AM 10:07 AM 5:07 PM
1.00 0.60 1.70
Mon 29th July
12:47 AM 7:13 AM 11:13 AM 6:09 PM
0.20 0.90 0.70 1.70
Tue 23rd July
38°
0.0mm
8kmh SSW
8%
Wed 24th July
38°
0.0mm
4kmh S
5%
Thu 25th July
38°
0.0mm
1kmh NW
1%
Fri 26th July
34°
0.0mm
5kmh WSW
0%
Sat 27th July
32°
0.0mm
2kmh N
0%
Sun 28th July
32°
0.0mm
3kmh SE
0%
Mon 29th July
35°
0.0mm
3kmh SE
0%
Tue 30th July
36°
0.0mm
3kmh ESE
0%
Wed 31st July
37°
0.0mm
3kmh SE
0%
Thu 1st August
38°
0.0mm
4kmh SE
9%
Fri 2nd August
37°
0.0mm
4kmh E
36%
Sat 3rd August
39°
0.0mm
6kmh SSE
13%
Sun 4th August
39°
0.0mm
8kmh SSE
4%
Mon 5th August
39°
0.0mm
9kmh S
4%

In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 37° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 13° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea. There will be no rainy days at all. Average cloud cover will be 6%.

If you are sailing, windsurfing, fishing, surfing etc. in Sand Dollar Beach don't forget to check the tide and wind and wave conditions

Holiday at Sand Dollar Beach, Monterey County, California

Taking a holiday at Sand Dollar Beach in Monterey County, California, is an excellent choice for beach aficionados looking for a relaxing and scenic getaway. Located along the beautiful Big Sur coastline, Sand Dollar Beach offers visitors a unique and memorable beach experience.

Beach Type

Sand Dollar Beach is known for its coarse yellow sand mixed with small pebbles. The beach stretches along the coast with stunning cliffs and rock formations surrounding it. While not powdery white sand like some tropical destinations, the coarse sand provides a unique texture that feels great underfoot and adds to the area's natural charm.

Snorkeling and Diving

While Sand Dollar Beach may not be known as a top snorkeling or diving destination due to its colder waters and lack of coral reefs, visitors can still find interesting marine life near the rocky shoreline. The rocks provide shelter for various fish species, making it more suitable for snorkeling than sandy beaches. It's essential to wear a wetsuit while snorkeling or diving in this area due to the cooler water temperature.

Recommended Beach Activities

Some popular beach activities at Sand Dollar Beach include:

  1. Surfing: Sand Dollar Beach is known for its consistent surf break that attracts both beginners and experienced surfers. The waves here are usually gentle but can get larger during specific conditions.
  2. Beachcombing: With its unique mixture of sand and pebbles, Sand Dollar Beach is perfect for beachcombing enthusiasts looking for interesting shells, rocks, and other treasures washed ashore.
  3. Photography: The stunning cliffs and rock formations surrounding the beach provide excellent opportunities for photography lovers to capture breathtaking landscapes.
  4. Hiking: Nearby trails such as Jade Cove Trail offer scenic hikes with beautiful views of the coastline.
  5. Picnicking: There are picnic tables available at the nearby parking area, making it an ideal spot to enjoy a meal with a view of the ocean.

Accommodation Options

While there are no beach resorts or hotels directly on Sand Dollar Beach, visitors can find accommodation options nearby. The town of Gorda, just a short drive north of Sand Dollar Beach, has several motels and inns. For a more luxurious stay, visitors can head south to Cambria or north to Carmel-by-the-Sea, where upscale hotels and vacation rentals are available.

Beach Amenities

Sand Dollar Beach offers the following amenities for visitors:

  • Restrooms
  • Picnic tables
  • Parking area
  • Trail access to the beach
  • Nearby hiking trails

Sand Dollar Beach in Monterey County is an excellent destination for those looking for a unique and memorable beach getaway. The picturesque coastline, beautiful rock formations, and various activities make it an ideal spot to unwind and enjoy nature's beauty.

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