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Pajaro Dunes - The Perfect Place for Your Event

Planning a meeting, a corporate outing, or a family reunion? You've come to the right place! This beautiful, secluded beachfront community is the perfect setting for an offsite meeting or to reconnect with loved ones and create memories to treasure for a lifetime. We can help you with every aspect of your event, from accommodations to activities. The condos at Pelican Point and Shorebirds come in all sizes and offer just the right mix of togetherness and privacy.

Our luxury beachfront homes and townhomes are ideal for small company meetings and family gatherings. All accommodations come fully furnished complete with linens, tableware, fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, cable television, stereos, and more. Most have Internet access. And all have spectacular views of the beach or the pastoral Pajaro Valley. Call today, and let our friendly, expert staff help you plan a memorable family reunion.

Facilities
Here at Pajaro Dunes, there are facilities that combine indoor and outdoor entertaining areas where your whole clan can gather to share a meal and more.The Sandpiper Center meeting rooms can accommodate as many as 120 people, with a full kitchen and restrooms on the premises. A spacious deck allows outdoor dining or socializing, while an expansive lawn is perfect for active sports and the tennis and volleyball courts are just steps away.

The Lagoon House and Cypress House are both located on the Shorebirds side of the property, each accommodating 200 people. The Cypress House has a kitchen and restroom facilities, and the Lagoon House has only restrooms. There are tennis courts located adjacent to each facility.

Activities
At Pajaro Dunes, there are activities for all ages and interests, for thrill-seekers to bird watchers. Whether your associates or relatives prefer adventure or solitude, non-stop action or pure relaxation, they will love Pajaro Dunes. Spend time together enjoying active sports including tennis, golf, cycling, horseback riding, kayaking, surfing, and much more. Or, stroll the beach, collecting "treasures" from the sea: sand dollars, sea shells, beach glass, and more. For those who enjoy sightseeing, the Monterey Bay offers an amazing variety. Explore amusement parks or state parks; go whale watching or hike mountain trails; visit art galleries or specialty museums – the choice is yours.

If shopping is your favorite sport, you have options galore! Find antiques in Moss Landing or bargains in Gilroy. Shop to your heart's delight in a beach town atmosphere in Santa Cruz or Capitola, on a small town Main Street in Watsonville, or in a historic district in Monterey. Browse nautical treasures along a wharf, or specialty boutiques in a covered mall.

When the sun goes down, the fun goes on. Evenings may find your associates or family swapping stories around a beach campfire or gathered around the fireplace in your cozy home-away-from-home. After you watch a breathtaking sunset, you have some prime time stargazing ahead. Pajaro Dunes is far enough from city lights to let the stars really shine. It's a rare treat to see so many stars, and a delight to locate the Big Dipper, Orion, and other favorites of the night sky. You'll be thrilled when the full moon shimmers like liquid silver on the Pajaro River - an experience to share and to remember.

If you'd rather see stars on the stage or screen, local venues offer entertainment of all kinds: movies, plays, live music, and more. Enjoy world-class talent at small town prices.

Dining
When your corporate cohorts or family get hungry, there are delicious choices. Eat in or out, pot luck or fully catered. All Pajaro Dunes accommodations are equipped with full kitchens and barbeque grills, for sharing favorite dishes. When everyone wants a break from cooking and cleaning, local restaurants offer something for every taste and every meal. In Watsonville, Beach Street and The Red Apple specialize in breakfast and lunch, and Hungerford's serves up hearty barbeque. The Green Valley Grill offers casual dishes to fine dining with entertainment on weekends. Phil's Fish Market in Moss Landing offers a wide menu of fresh, local seafood dishes to eat in or take out. In Capitola, Shadowbrook features fine dining in a charming location alongside Soquel Creek, accessible by a unique cable car. Or, let a local caterer provide the food while you bring the family or associates and Mother Nature supplies the ambience.

Local Events
You may want your visit to include one of the special events that happen all year round along the Monterey Bay. The Watsonville Fly-In and Air Show is one of the premier air shows in the U.S. The Aptos Fourth of July parade is pure, small-town Americana. Auto enthusiasts enjoy racing at Laguna Seca or antique car shows. If you fancy boats and begonias, you won't want to miss the parade down Soquel Creek in September. Music festivals and art fairs delight visitors from far and near. The AT&T National Pro-Am Golf Tournament takes place each February 5-11. Whatever your interests, there is sure to be an event that celebrates it.