Location. Nestled along the edge of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Sanctuary Beach Resort offers a unique place for inspiration along California's Central Coast. The resort is ideally situated between the coastal cities of Monterey and Santa Cruz, just 10 miles from Monterey dining and attractions. Visitors can easily access the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, historic downtown Monterey, and beautiful golf courses along the Monterey Peninsula. Sanctuary Beach Resort's convenient location near the marina allows guests to partake in local whale-watching excursions. Property Features. The two story Sanctuary Beach Resort was built in 1999 and boasts a lodge-style main lobby. Two meeting rooms offer eight hundred square feet of meeting space and The Serenity Spa offers a variety of exhilarating treatments including massages, facials, body scrubs, beauty treatments and aromatherapy. Additional amenities include free self parking, luggage storage, multilingual staff, wedding services, and picnic area. Guestrooms. Luxurious, beachfront bungalows at the Sanctuary Beach Resort are scattered across 19 acres of secluded sand dunes, offering a natural experience of exceptional comforts. Each room features exquisite ocean or partial ocean views, pillowtop mattresses with down comforter and Egyptian cotton bedding. Additional amenities include air conditioning, satellite TV, iPod docking station, phone, and private bathroom with designer toiletries and shower/tub combination.