It'll be a bit of a drive to get there - but VERY worth it
From Mercury News:
But this year....four miles of majestic sand dunes hugging Monterey Bay — will begin a new transformation: It will become the first new state park campground of its size built anywhere on the California coast in more than 30 years.
“People love these wide open spaces,” said Brent Marshall, superintendent of state parks’ Monterey District, while hiking through the site this week. “The sand dunes are so dynamic. There is a long stretch of beach. You can get out on it and walk for hours.”State parks officials say they will put the $22 million project out to bid this spring, begin construction this fall and aim to open it in 2022. Plans call for 110 campsites — half for RVs and half for tents — on the southern edge of the property, with a campfire center, community gathering building, beach access trail, Monterey Bay overlooks and interpretive exhibits featuring wildlife and military history.
Funded with state parks bond money,the new facilitywill be the only state parks campground for more than 60 miles on the coast between southern Santa Cruz County and Big Sur.