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-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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)

Seasonal weather averages in Sand City

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, September, August, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 67°F.

Natural highlights

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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 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 center. 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 809 holiday lettings near Sand City. From 536 Houses to 72 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sand City 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: 390 holiday homes
  • Country Club West: 93 holiday homes
  • Jack's Peak: 44 holiday homes
  • Downtown Monterey: 27 holiday homes
  • Rancho Rio Vista: 52 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:

  • Presidio of Monterey Museum: 1,001 holiday lettings
  • Maritime Museum: 962 holiday lettings
  • Dennis the Menace Park: 964 holiday lettings
  • The Links at Spanish Bay: 1,010 holiday lettings
  • National Steinbeck Center: 953 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 536 Houses in Sand City. Our other popular types of Sand City holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 72 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 81 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 79 holiday homes with pool available in Sand City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.