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Monterey Harbor Directions and Parking

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VHF RADIO: Harbor staff monitors, on a 24 hour basis, Channel 05a is our working VHF channel. Channel 16 - hailing channel for emergencies and Monterey United States Coast Guard. 


LATITUDE-LONGITUDE: Monterey Harbor Light 6 located at the end of the Monterey breakwater is 36°36.5' North by 121°53.4' West per the 1999 U.S. Coast Guard Light list.

PHONE: (831) 646-3950 Day / (831) 594-7760 Evening "After hours" 

(831) 646-5674 Fax

Office Open everyday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
AFTER HOURS PHONE - HARBOR PATROL
(5 p.m. to 8 a.m.) For check out or check in, information, transient berthing requests, etc..

Office of the Harbormaster
250 Figueroa St.
Monterey, CA 93940

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Directions to Monterey Marina & Harbor

From Hwy 1 going north

Take the Aguajito Road exit, turn left at the first traffic signal intersection, which is Aguajito Road, and continue under Highway 1 and cross Fremont Street. At the next traffic signal intersection, which is Del Monte Avenue, turn left. Continue down Del Monte Avenue to Figueroa Street. The entrance to Monterey Harbor is at Figueroa Street. Turn right on Figueroa and left into the parking lot.

From Hwy 1 going south
Take the Del Monte Avenue exit; go down Del Monte Avenue for several blocks. The entrance to Monterey Harbor is at Figueroa Street on your right-hand side.

From Fremont Street
From Fremont Street, turn onto Aguajito Road. Take Aguajito Road to the next traffic signal, which is Del Monte Avenue. Turn left onto Del Monte Avenue. Continue down Del Monte Avenue to Figueroa Street. The entrance to Monterey Harbor is at Figueroa Street. Turn right on Figueroa and left into the parking lot.

From Lighthouse Avenue (New Monterey and Pacific Grove)
Continue on Lighthouse Avenue under the tunnel where the street becomes Del Monte Avenue. Keep to the left and turn left at the next traffic signal intersection, which is Figueroa Street. This takes you into the Monterey Harbor parking lot.

From Hwy 1 going north
Take the Aguajito Road exit, turn left at the first traffic signal intersection, which is Aguajito Road, and continue under Highway 1 and cross Fremont Street. At the next traffic signal intersection, which is Del Monte Avenue, turn left. Continue down Del Monte Avenue and under the tunnel where the street turns into Lighthouse Avenue. Get into the right-hand lane. As the street veers to the right it turns into Foam Street. Continue on Foam Street to the first right and turn into the parking lot and boat launch area at the Coast Guard Pier.

From Hwy 1 going south
Take the Del Monte Avenue exit, continue down Del Monte Avenue for several blocks and go under the tunnel where the street turns into Lighthouse Avenue. Get into the right-hand lane. As the street veers to the right it turns into Foam Street. Continue on Foam Street to the first right and turn into the parking lot and boat launch area at the Coast Guard Pier.

From Fremont Street
From Fremont Street, turn onto Aguajito Road. Take Aguajito Road to the next traffic signal, which is Del Monte Avenue. Turn left onto Del Monte Avenue. Continue down Del Monte Avenue for several blocks and go under the tunnel where the street turns into Lighthouse Avenue. Get into the right-hand lane. As the street veers to the right it turns into Foam Street. Continue on Foam Street to the first right and turn into the parking lot and boat launch area at the Coast Guard Pier.

From Lighthouse Avenue (New Monterey and Pacific Grove)
Take Dickman Avenue to Cannery Row and turn right. Cannery Row dead ends to the entrance to boat launch ramp and parking lot at the Coast Guard Pier. Turn left to enter the parking lot.

Harbormaster's Daily Parking Permits are available to the public at the Harbormaster's office for $8.00 per day, single space and $12.00 per day double space pull through. Parking a vehicle with a boat trailer would require two spaces. Habormaster's Daily Parking Permits may be purchased in advance and for multiple days. The Daily Parking Permit is valid for the vehicle or trailer identified by license number on the permit, from midnight to midnight, on the day or days listed. Harbormaster Daily Parking Permits include in and out privileges.

These permits are valid in the East Waterfront lot, metered spaces, rows G through L, excluding row J and the S.P. lot. Rows G, H and I are pull through spaces reserved for vehicles with boat trailers from 2:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. After 9:00 a.m. these pull through spaces become open metered parking and available to vehicles with Harbormaster's Daily Parking Permits. Overflow parking for holders of valid Daily Parking Permits is in the West Custom House Attendant Garage, Levels 2 through 4 (entrances on Tyler and Franklin Streets).

There are also coin metered parking and the Waterfront Attendant Lot (Hourly parking with an attendant, $1.00 per half-hour or fraction thereof, $15 maximum per day, Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted. 479 Spaces)

Preferential parking programs have been designed to assist owners of boats in Monterey Municipal Marina. These programs include:

– Owners of boats with lease agreements for South Tiers slips, entered from the ramp by the Harbormaster's office, are entitled to a Waterfront Permit. The permit can only be purchased by a boat owner with a license agreement for a slip in the South Tiers. Waterfront Permits are available at a special price from Parking Division at 340 Tyler Street, on the ground floor of the Tyler Street Parking Garage.

– Owners of boats with lease agreements for slips on A and H tiers, entered from the ramps from Municipal Wharf #2, are entitled to a Wharf II Permits. The permit can only be purchased by a boat owner with a license agreement for a slip on A or H tier. They are also available at a special price from the Parking Division.

– Both permits include provisions for parking in overflow areas during times of heavy use of the waterfront parking facilities:

Waterfront Permits are valid at the locations listed below in the following order. For example, when parking at (1) is full, (2) would be the next available location to park and use the Waterfront Permit.


(1) East Waterfront Lot Monthly Permit spaces.
(2) East Waterfront Lot at Meters (Except for Trailer Only Spaces from 2 to 10 a.m.)
(3) In the S.P. Lot
(4) In the West Custom House Garage, Levels 2 through 4 (Entrances on Tyler and Franklin streets)

Wharf II Permits are valid at the locations listed below in the following order. For example, when parking at (1) is full, (2) would be the next available location to park and use the Waterfront Permit.

(1) Wharf II Permit Spaces
(2) In Red Permit Spaces -- Weekends and Holidays ONLY
(3) At any meter on Wharf II
(4) In permit areas designated in the East Waterfront Lot
(5) In the S.P. Lot
(6) In the West Custom House Garage, Levels 2 through 4 (Entrances on Tyler and Franklin streets)

Upon initial purchase, our Parking Division will contact the Harbor Office to confirm entitlement to permit privileges. Note: Although these parking permits are primarily set aside for boat owners, some waterfront businesses that lease facilities from the City are also granted permits.