Virtual Guidebook to Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur and Central Coast
Monterey Harbor
Monterey California


Monterey, despite its historical importance, did not have a good natural harbor. Construction of a major breakwater in the 1930's and Municipal Wharf II corrected that.

The longer pier is for commercial fisheries, the shorter one for recreation only. There are also two marinas and anchorage areas for small craft.



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Estero Beach, north of Monterey harbor

(April 28, 2000)


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On Monterey's commercial fishing wharf

(April 28, 2000)


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Monterey harbor viewed from the commercial fishing wharf

(April 28, 2000)


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