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 unless a wedding or special event permit has been issued by the Monterey Recreation Division. 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.
There are many other potential sites in the Monterey area which are not regulated by the City of Monterey. For further information on sites, please contact any of the following:
|Lovers Point in Pacific Grove||(831) 648-5730|
|Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau||(888) 221-1010|
|Monterey County Recorder (marriage licenses)||(831) 647-7906 or 755-5041|
|Monterey History & Art Association||(831) 372-2608|
|Monterey State Historic Park||(831) 649-7118|