About This Place
Sand City is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, located on the shores of Monterey Bay, and surrounded on most sides by the larger city of Seaside. Sand City is located 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Monterey, at an elevation of 72 feet (22 m). The population was 334 at the 2010 census, up from 261 at the 2000 census. The city is predominantly a business community, and has a number of larger retail stores. The West End area of Sand City, once an industrial area, hosts a growing artists' colony. Every August, the artists of Sand City and neighboring areas hold a street fair called the "West End Celebration".
Sand City is located at 36°37′02″N 121°50′54″W / 36.61722°N 121.84833°W / 36.61722; -121.84833.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.6 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of it is land and 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²) of it (80.77%) is water.