About San Carlos Beach:
San Carlos State Beach is a small beach in Monterey, located between Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf, near the Coast Guard station and breakwater. It's a very popular place for scuba diving, and many scuba classes are held there every year.
San Carlos Beach Fees:
Entrance Fee: None
Parking Fee: Yes. Pay at the machines and display the ticket on your dashboard
Creature Comforts at San Carlos Beach:
- Nearest restrooms are on the walking path just above the beach
- No showers
- There are plenty of places to eat on Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf
- Dogs are not allowed on the beach
- The Monterey Bay Dive Company is nearby on Cannery Row. They offer guided dives, equipment rentals and scuba classes
San Carlos Beach Activities:
- Scuba Diving
Highs and Lows at San Carlos Beach:
How to Get to San Carlos Beach:
The parking lot above the beach is most convenient, but you can also try for one of the limited street parking spaces on Cannery Row just past the beach.