Coast Guard Pier

The 1700-foot breakwater guarding the north side of the Harbor was built during the early 1930s by the Army Corps of Engineers. A wharf was later constructed over the breakwater and is used as home port for the 110-foot U.S. Coast Guard Cutter LONG ISLAND.

The U.S. Coast Guard small boats are located in small boat slips on the shore side of the wharf on the east side of the breakwater. U.S. Coast Guard Station Monterey facilities are located between Lighthouse and Foam Streets off of Reeside Avenue. Personnel from the Station provide 24-hour emergency service. The U.S. Coast Guard Station monitors VHF channel 16 around-the-clock. The Monterey Fire Boat also is stationed here. The boat helps protect the harbor's 90,000 sq ft and nearly 600 boats.

Public access to the U.S. Coast Guard Wharf is permitted from sunrise to sunset and fishing is permitted on the north side of the breakwater. This is one of the City's great sites for wildlife viewing including the rich seabird rookery, sea lions, harbor seals, and sea otters.
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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. 
(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

Did You Know?
The adjacent beach, San Carlos Beach Park, is one of the most popular diving spots on the West Coast. There is plentiful parking at the base of the wharf and there are ramps, restaurants, showers, restrooms and a diving store (with classes, tours and equipment rentals). You can find a wealth of life along the jetty or in the kelp forests. There is also a sunken barge and a beautiful metridium field!
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