Seaside and Sand City
Seaside and Sand City stretch along the coast north of Monterey. Treasured by its residents for its large stretches of pristine beach and great walking trails at Monterey State Beach, Seaside is home to California State University of Monterey Bay as well as two championship golf courses, Bayonet and Black Horse. Not surprisingly, Sand City is also home to long stretches of beach with large sand dunes, and additionally hosts the only regional shopping center on the Peninsula, with Target, Costco, Office Depot and Borders Books among its attractions. Seaside real estate includes some of the more affordable single-family homes on the Monterey Peninsula.