Parking

THE WHARF IS 100% OPEN. NO MASKS REQUIRED UNLESS YOU ARE UNVACCINATED.  PLEASE READ PAGE BELOW FOR HELPFUL INFORMATION...THANKS FOR VISITING OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF! 

NEW! BEFORE EXITING THE WATERFRONT PARKING LOT, PLEASE PAY FOR YOUR PARKING AT ONE OF THE FOUR PAY STATIONS IN THE WATERFRONT LOT. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE TWO (SIDE BY SIDE) EXIT LANES.

ALSO, PLEASE INSERT YOUR CREDIT CARD MAGNETIC STRIPE DOWN INTO ONE OF THE FOUR PAY STATIONS TO PAY 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! 

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, GPS mapping is currently inaccurate so please map to 101 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. 

SEE BELOW OR CLICK HERE FOR PDF MAP SHOWING LOCATION OF THE FOUR PAY STATIONS.

PLEASE NOTE WHICH TAKE CREDIT CARDS AND CASH AND WHICH ARE CREDIT CARD ONLY. 

FROM MONDAY - THURSDAY, MONTEREY COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO LIVE IN THE "939" ZIP CODE AREAS CAN OBTAIN A VALIDATION STICKER FOR TWO HOURS FREE PARKING FROM WHARF MERCHANTS UPON REQUEST, COURTESY OF THE CITY OF MONTEREY.

 

  

Click here for the Locals Parking Flyer

Click Here for Google Map

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Click here to download the directory of the Wharf merchants 

Driving Directions  

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 Washinton, 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 (WF#1) -

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: $1.00 per 30 minutes or fraction thereof, $15 maximum per day, Visa and MasterCard and Cash accepted. Please pay at a Pay Station before exiting the Waterfront Lot. See map above with location of 4 pay stations.  

Marina Lot (WF#2) -

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. 

Check out this helpful map: https://monterey.org/Portals/0/Maps/Parking-Map-Waterfront.pdf

Fisherman's Wharf is within walking distance from most downtown Monterey hotels (Portola Hotel, Monterey Marriott, Hotel Pacific, Monterey Hotel, Casa Munras, Casa Abrego and Merritt House, among others), and many other attractions. 

Restrooms

There are convenient restrooms in the dark brown Harbormaster building  There are also restrooms on the Wharf itself, halfway down on the left near the Big Fish Grill. 

Check out this map which shows the restroom locations and parking:

https://monterey.org/Portals/0/Maps/Parking-Map-Waterfront.pdf 

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

  • Guests who are unvaccinated are required to wear face coverings (masks) for age 3 years and older

The public restrooms are open at the end of the Wharf and there are also public restrooms located next to the Harbormaster’s office in the Waterfront Parking Lot.

What can I do at the Old Fisherman’s Wharf?

During this time, guests can walk to the end of the Wharf to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Monterey Bay. They can go on fishing and whale watching trips,  purchase items from the gift and candy shops, and dine al fresco, dine indoors or order Food To Go and Curbside at our many restaurants and fish markets.

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. 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.

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.