Probably the Monterey Peninsula’s tiniest beach, located in the middle of Cannery Row. A perfect spot for Kayakers to launch off from and a known spot for scuba divers to come ashore from exploring parts of the bay. Amid restaurants that surround it, it is a perfect little spot for children to dabble barefoot and tourists are often seen enjoying the calm tides rolling in from the bay.
CLIMATE : The weather in Monterey Bay can be changeable, and sometimes susceptible to thick marine layers bringing in the fog from June through mid-August. The temperatures are fairly moderate, and chillier during the winter months. Layered clothing is advisable.
ACTIVITIES : There is not enough room on this beach for a lot of activity. It is tiny, surrounded by restaurants on Cannery Row. Quaint, it offers a lure for tourists who might want to feel the sand between their toes while shopping or eating in Monterey. It is a perfect spot for launching a kayak, or a great little resting spot for divers.
LOCAL FLAVORS : Macabee Beach is smack dab in the heart of one of the oldest attractions in the Monterey Peninsula, “Cannery Row.” As far back as 1902,with the start of the Monterey canning industry: Booth Cannery in the Monterey harbor and the Japanese canning venture, Monterey Fishing & Canning Co., were on the coastline near Macabee Beach. Also renowned because of celebrated author, John Steinbeck, who made Cannery Row famous in his 1945 novel, “Cannery Row.” There is a wide assortment of gift shops, coffee shops, seafood restaurants and the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and San Francisco’s own, Ghiraradelli Chocolates in Cannery Row. The wharf is moments away, as is downtown Monterey.