On the northern edge of the city of Seaside, above Monterey, there is a large shopping center called Edgewater Center. Locals know about the beach and walking area located just outside the shopping center, behind the Home Depot building. I highly recommend this stop, as the beach is never crowded, has some gorgeous views, and offers breathtaking vistas from the bluffs above. I stop here in the mornings to get in a jog along the walking path. Then, for a slower pace, I like to stroll along the beach. The bluffs above the beach hold picnic benches and have an exercise path that never seem to be used. I think of it as my own private getaway beach when I go, because I have never come across any other people out there.After your day at the beach, you can always check out the shopping center that offers the parking for the beach access. I enjoy finding a bakery, or small deli in town, and buying a sandwich to take out there with me. I think that this would be a fantastic place to take children to allow them to play on the beach without the crowds. Retirees would also enjoy this spot for its relative seclusion, and the peacefulness of the surroundings. The waves are also gorgeous to watch, you could fall in love with the scenery here. I will post my pictures for you to look at and you can judge for yourself.