CONTACT WITH CONTAMINATED OCEAN WATER MAY CAUSE ILLNESS.
For the latest information about beach postings or closures based on the most recent bacteriological test information, call the Beach Condition Hotline 1-800-347-6363.
Do not swim in or have contact with water coming from storm drains. Such water may be contaminated with bacteria, viruses, protozoa, or chemicals, and contact with storm drain water may cause illness. Do not enter water after rainstorms as bacterial levels increase with the increased runoff into the bay.
Beaches are sampled Monthly from November to April, then weekly between April 1 and October 31 of each calendar year.
AS OF 7/1/2016 ALL MONTEREY COUNTY BEACHES ARE OPEN WITHOUT RESTRICTION.
Individual beach Information
Monterey State Beach
Carmel Beach At Ocean Avenue
San Carlos Beach
Monterey Municipal Beach At The Wharf