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Monarch Beach, a Refreshing Coastal Oasis

Drift away to the sounds of rolling waves at Monarch Beach. Whether you are interested in exhilarating water sports or wish to spend a relaxing afternoon in the sun, Monarch Beach Resort’s pristine beach and attentive Surf Hosts offer everything you need for a day of fun on the sand.

Providing body boarding and private surf lessons, as well as kayak rentals and more, Monarch Beach Resort Surf Hosts look forward to taking you out on the Pacific waters. For those who seek a more restful experience, our Surf Hosts are pleased to set the scene with complimentary umbrella, towel, and lounge chair service, as well as recommendations for the delicious food and beverage selections, prepared just steps away at the Monarch Bay Club. Guests can also reserve a firepit and spend an evening roasting s’mores on our private beach or enjoying a family BBQ expertly prepared by the Monarch Bay Club culinary team.

Daily equipment rentals are available from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Lesson and equipment availability based on favorable weather and surf conditions.

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Tram Service to Monarch Beach

For your convenience, access to our beautiful beach and the Monarch Bay Club is provided by Monarch Beach Resort Tram, which departs daily from the front drive every 15 minutes beginning at sunrise and continuing to transport guests down to the beach until 7:30 PM. For guests dining at Monarch Bay Club or taking a sunset stroll along the shore, the final tram departs from the Monarch Bay Club at 9:30 PM. For guests who prefer to walk, the beach is also accessible by foot and located just a brief stroll away from the resort.

Beach Activities

Surf Lessons

Private surf lesson includes use of soft surfboard and spring wetsuit.
One hour. One-on-one. $150 per person.

Surf Lessons Group

Group lessons. Includes use of soft surfboards and spring wetsuits.
2-person lesson, $125 each. 3 people and up, $100 each.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Private SUP lesson includes use of board and spring wetsuit (lifejacket optional).

One hour. One-on-one, $150 per person.
Group lessons includes use of board and spring wetsuits. (Lifejacket optional)

2 - person lesson, $125 each. 3 - people and up, $100 each.
* SUP tours available upon request at beach activities tent

Sand Crab Surf Club

Session one: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Session two: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM 
$100 per child, per session

Twice daily, Ocean Adventure Programs offers some of our youngest hotel guests (ages 4 to 8) an opportunity to explore the Pacific shoreline and learn about its surroundings. Sand Crab Surf Club includes an ocean awareness lesson, tide pool walk, sandcastle building, skimboard and bodyboard introduction and scavenger hunt. Please see concierge for assistance.

Ocean Awareness Course & Instruction to Wave Riding

30-minute “Ocean Awareness” course will give you the confidence needed to enjoy the ocean responsibly. Topic covered; how to dip under waves, spot incoming swells, read dangers and safe options for an enjoyable ocean experience. $85 per person
30-minute “Wave Riding” course is an introductory the simple act of riding waves. Boogie board, wetsuit and lifejackets include. Topics covered; How to spot swell, timing of a wave riding; spot dangers and noticing prime waves for a safe experience. $85 per person


Wetsuits $20                           SUP board and paddle $60
Boogie Boards $30                 Kayak, single person $60
Skim Boards $30                    Kayak, two person $60
Swim Fins and Mask $30       Surfboard Rental $80


Additional Questions

For insider tips and tricks when planning your next getaway, contact a Resort Experience Planner at 949-234-3900.
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