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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 Sessions

Private surfing lessons, including equipment, for two hours.
Private lessons $175 per person

Surf Adventure

Private surfing sessions for those with more experience, including equipment, for three hours.
Private lessons $295 per person | Private lessons for two or more $250 per person

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Private SUP sessions, including equipment
Private lessons $175 per person | Private lessons for two $150 per person | Private lessons for four or more $100 per person

Boogie Board/Skim Boarding

Private sessions, including equipment, for 1.5 hours.
Private lessons $125 per person

Ocean Kayaking

Private sessions, with equipment, for 2.5 hours.
Private lessons $175 per person

Ocean Equipment Rentals

$35 for single, $45 for double up to three hours
Stand Up Paddleboard
$45 up to three hours
$25 per day
$15 per day


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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