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There are two beach areas regulated by the City suitable for weddings. Both are located south east of Municipal Wharf No. 2. A Beach Permit is required for groups of 10 or more. For fee information see our Parks and Recreation Schedule of Fees.

Alcohol is prohibited on public beaches, except by a valid written permit (Per MCC, Chapter 23, Section 23-4).

Chairs, arches, tents, musicians, floral arrangements, etc. are not permitted on the beach. Beaches are open to the public, therefore, the public may walk through or occupy any and all areas of the beach – you may not "cord off" the area you intend to use. The only privilege associated with a Beach Permit is the right for a "group" to assemble.

If you are interested in using a nearby hall, the El Estero Park Center, a City facility, is located across the street. Please call them at (831) 646-3873 for space availability and rate information.

Other Resources

Monterey Recreation Logo Monterey Recreation
546 Dutra Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Office: (831) 646-3866

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Parks & Beaches
Maintenance Division
23 Ryan Ranch Road
(831) 646-3860

City parks are open to the public daily. Please remember that no one is allowed to remain in a City park after closing hours (between 10 PM and 6 AM).

Dennis The Menace Playground: Open daily 10 a.m. to dusk. Closed on non-holiday Tuesdays, Sept. - May.

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