COME AND VISIT US ANYTIME AS THE WHARF IS OPEN DAILY! GPS TO 201 WASHINGTON STREET TO REACH THE WATERFRONT PARKING LOT.
DURING CONSTRUCTION, ENTER AT THE WASHINGTON STREET ENTRANCE WHICH IS EASIER.
NEW! THE WATERFRONT LOT IS NOW A PREPAY LOT. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 2 PREPAY S
NEW! THE WATERFRONT LOT IS NOW A PREPAY LOT. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 2 PREPAY STATIONS BUT 7 MORE ARE ON ORDER. THEY HAVE ALSO LOWERED THE COST OF PARKING SO IT IS NOW $1.50 PER HOUR WITH A DAILY MAXIMUM OF $10. YOU CAN USE THE PARKMOBILE APP TO PREPAY AS WELL. JUST DOWNLOAD THE APP ON YOUR PHONE. THE LOT ZONE IS #21031 USING THE PARKMOBILE APP.
As of February 21, the gates at the Waterfront Lot were removed and the lot is now a self pay lot. Once the construction is complete, the Marina Lot and Waterfront Lot will operate as one lot referred to as the Waterfront Lot. With this change, the rate was adjusted. The rate in the existing Waterfront Lot was $1.00 per half hour with a daily max of $15.00. Now the rate is lower - $1.50 per hour with a daily max of $10.00 to match the Marina Lot rate. Courtesy notices (see sample below) will be issued letting visitors know of the change. Learn more about how to use the convenient ParkMobile app throughout Monterey on the ParkMobile web page at monterey.org/parking. The lot zone is #21031 using the app. Updates on the lot improvement project are posted at monterey.org/waterfront-lot-
CLICK HERE TO A LINK TO SOME HELPFUL MAPS OF MONTEREY.
ALSO, PLEASE INSERT YOUR CREDIT CARD MAGNETIC STRIPE DOWN INTO ONE OF THE PAY STATIONS TO PREPAY FOR YOUR PARKING FEE. THERE IS A BUTTON TO PUSH ON EVERY PAY STATION TO REACH "HELP" FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. THANK YOU!
FOR RV QUESTIONS NOT ANSWERED BELOW, PLEASE CALL THE CITY OF MONTEREY'S PARKING OFFICE AT (831) 646-3953.
RV Parking is permitted in the Depot Lot, East Depot Lot as well as the Waterfront lot. Unfortunately spaces cannot be reserved and spaces are first come first serve. Although RVs may park overnight in these lots, please be advised per City Ordinance Sec. 20-85 - Persons may not camp overnight/sleep in a vehicle on any City street or in parking lot.
IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, GPS mapping is currently inaccurate so please map to 201 Washington, Monterey, CA 93940 to reach the Wharf's adjacent Waterfront parking lot or you can map to 245 Figueroa, Monterey, CA 93940 to reach the main entrance to the Waterfront Parking Lot.
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Click here to download the directory of the Wharf merchants
From South (Carmel, Carmel Valley & Big Sur): Hwy 1, exit Munras towards the bay. Munras becomes Abrego, then Washington. Enter Wharf parking lot.
From East (Salinas): Take Hwy 1 SW. Exit Monterey. Proceed to 3rd light, turn right on Abrego. Becomes Washington, then runs into Wharf parking lot.
From North (Seaside, Marina): Take Hwy 1 S. Exit Del Monte Ave. Proceed to intersection at Figueroa or Washington and turn right into Wharf parking lot.
From El Estero Visitors Center: Head west on Camino El Estero. Turn left onto Del Monte. Turn right at Figueroa into the Wharf parking lot.
From Pacific Grove, Monterey Bay Aquarium, & Cannery Row: Travel Lighthouse Avenue East. Go through tunnel at Del Monte. Turn left at either 1st or 2nd turn into Wharf parking lot.
Parking Lots in the City of Monterey
Parking is easy and affordable in Monterey. There are several parking facilities conveniently located near Old Fisherman's Wharf. Fees are economical and all lots are safe and clean. Handicapped parking is available in all lots. RV and trailer parking is available as described below.
Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
***Waterfront Lot has combined with the Marina Lot.
Located between Washington Street (245 Washington) and Fisherman's Wharf. Best parking for Fisherman's Wharf, the Harbor/Marina and the Coastal Trail. Hourly parking. Rates: $1.50 per hour or fraction thereof, $10 maximum per day, Visa and MasterCard and Cash accepted. Please prepay at a pay station or via the ParkMobile App.
Located between Washington Street and Wharf #2. Trailer pull through spaces available. Best parking for Fisherman's Wharf, the Marina and the Coastal Trail. Pay Station ticket dispensers, $1.50 per hour, $10.00 all day, $16 for double pull-through spaces. . Visa and MasterCard accepted. Change machine available. No unattached trailers are allowed (Monterey City Code Sec. 20-86.5). Enforced everyday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 235 Spaces.
Municipal Wharf II -
Best parking for Municipal Wharf II, the Marina and Monterey Beach. Pay Station ticket dispenser, $1.50 per hour, $10.00 all day. Visa and MasterCard accepted. Enforced everyday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 129 spaces.
Depot Lot -
Located at Figueroa Street (269 Figueroa) and Wharf II. Best parking for Fisherman's Wharf, Wharf II, the Marina, Monterey Beach and the Coastal Trail. Pay Station ticket dispenser, Single Space: $1.50 per hour; $10.00 all day; double pull-through space: $2.00 per hour, $16.00 all day. Visa and MasterCard accepted. RV and trailer parking available. No unattached trailers are allowed (Monterey City Code Sec. 20-86.5) Enforced everyday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 110 Spaces.
SP Lot -
Located at Figueroa Street and Wharf II. Best parking for Fisherman's Wharf, Wharf II, the Marina, Monterey Beach and the Coastal Trail. Pay Station ticket dispenser, $1.50 per hour, $10.00 all day. Enforced everyday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 30 spaces.
East Depot Lot -
Located on Figueroa Street (285 Figueroa) and Window on the Bay Park. Gravel lot, best parking for Wharf II, the Marina, Monterey Beach and the Coastal Trail. Pay Station ticket dispenser. Single Space:$1.50 per hour, $10.00 all day. double pull-through space: $2.00 per hour, $16.00 all day. RV and trailer parking available. No unattached trailers are allowed. (Monterey City Code Sec. 20-86.5) Visa and MasterCard accepted. Enforced everyday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 50 Spaces.
Monterey Bay Park -
Best parking for Window on the Bay Park, Monterey Beach and the Coastal Trail. Pay Station ticket dispenser, $1.50 per hour, $10.00 all day/$16.00 trailer pull through spaces. Visa and MasterCard is accepted. Enforced everyday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 34 spaces.
Downtown Garages -- East and West:
Located at 340 Tyler Street between Franklin Street and Del Monte Avenue. Across the street from the Wharf. Best parking for Conference Center, Downtown Garages are good parking for Fisherman's Wharf and the Waterfront. Hourly parking. First hour free, $1.00 per half hour and $12.00 maximum. Visa and MasterCard accepted. For some special events and night entry, a flat rate will be charged at entry. Maximum vehicle height is 6-feet 8-inches. There are two free electric vehicle charging parking stations located in the first floor of the garage near the Franklin Street entrance. Monthly permits available. 238 spaces and 590 spaces.Take the MST Trolley to the head of the Wharf from 10 am - 6 pm and then call an Uber/Taxi or walk back to your car.
Heritage Harbor Parking Lot - Alternative Parking Choice (during busy weekends).
Alternative to the Waterfront Parking Lot. Located conveniently on Scott Street above Pacific Street, over 300 spaces are available and it is just 2 short blocks from the head of the Wharf. Hourly parking. Hourly rate is $1 per half hour or $15/day.
Fisherman's Wharf is within walking distance from most downtown Monterey hotels (Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Marriott, Hotel Pacific, Monterey Hotel, Casa Munras, Casa Abrego and Merritt House, among others), and many other attractions.
There are convenient restrooms in the dark brown Harbormaster building There are also restrooms on the Wharf itself, halfway down on the left near Rockfish Harbor Grill and behind Monterey Bay Silver.
Check out this map which shows the restroom locations and parking:
Visiting Old Fisherman's Wharf
If you are planning a visit to the Old Fisherman’s Wharf now, please be aware of the following...
Old Fisherman's Wharf is open 365 days a year. Although Old Fisherman’s Wharf businesses have always had high cleaning standards, we have initiated new cleaning and sanitization protocols throughout the property.
The staff at all of our merchants have gone through rigorous training on how to uphold the required health and safety protocols.
Visitors must also comply with this health and safety protocol during their visit to Old Fisherman’s Wharf:
If you have a cough or fever, please stay at home
Cents of Change
Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf is pleased to feature one of the City of Monterey's "Cents of Change" bright orange meters at the head of the Wharf across from Harbor House Gifts 100 percent of all donations will go to city funding for homeless programs that provide emergency housing, food, family reunification and other emergency services.
Help Us Protect the Wonders of Monterey County!
We very much appreciate your help in keeping Monterey County beautiful and sustainable. Click here for tips on how to travel responsibly in Monterey.
Please be aware that feeding any wildlife is illegal and can create public nuisances as well as harm the wildlife.
Hours & Contact
Old Fisherman's Wharf is open daily. Holiday hours vary but many merchants are open 365 days a year!
For specific information about our unique shops, entertainment, whale watching, ocean activities and restaurants, please contact the merchant directly.
If you have a general comment or question, fill out our contact form or you can call 831-238-0777.
Click here to download the directory of the Wharf merchants
Bicycles, Segway Tours, Wheelchair Rentals
Ride your bike or come via a Segway Tour or rent a wheelchair to get to and enjoy Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf. For more information:
Bicycling Monterey - Learn more about Bicyling in Monterey.
Adventures By The Sea - Rent a Bike, Surrey, Paddleboards, Kayaks and e-Bikes
Monterey Segway Tours - Book a Segway Tour
Sea Car Tours (at the adjacent Portola Hotel & Spa) - Book a Sea Car Tour
Hometown Medical Supplies - This company rents an electric wheelchair (San Jose - but they do deliver to Monterey). There are no wheelchair rentals at the Wharf but there may be some companies that rent wheelchairs in Monterey, Salinas or other nearby cities.
Please note that the Wharf is paved and flat and appropriate for wheelchairs and walkers.
Lost & Found
Old Fisherman's Wharf does not have a Lost & Found. Please contact the Monterey Police Department's Non-Emergency phone number at (831) 646-3830.