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About Monterey Municipal Beach in Monterey, California

Municipal Beach is the name given to the city-owned beach adjacent to the Municipal Fisherman’s Wharf 2 Pier in Monterey, CA. This is probably the busiest sandy beach in the city. The beach here is north facing and somewhat protected by the pier so it is safer for swimming. Next door to the north is Monterey Bay Waterfront Park with volleyball courts and grass areas. The beach at that park is known as Window on the Bay and is the southern beach of Monterey State Beach. The paved Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail runs north and south from here for bikers, walkers, and joggers. The pier has restaurants and pubs so it’s worth a visit for some grub or brews. Monterey Bay Kayaks is headquartered here and they rent kayaks and lead tours for visitors.

201 Municipal Wharf 2
Monterey, CA 93940
Other Names
Monterey City Beach
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Fee for parking at lot next to beach
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Biking, Sunbathing, Swimming
Kayak Rentals, Volleyball Courts, Restrooms, Fishing Pier, Paved Bike Path
Map of Monterey Municipal Beach
Monterey, US
6:23 am, June 17, 2024
temperature icon 52°F
L: 51° H: 58°
Feels like 50.43 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:48 am
Sunset: 8:28 pm
Humidity 86 %
Pressure1012 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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