The City of Monterey has announced the temporary closure of all beaches in Monterey, September 4-7, 2020. Only water activities and ocean access are permitted. Beach use is not permitted. Violators subject to fines.
Labor Day Weekend has historically drawn large crowds to the Monterey Bay Area. Anticipating a high volume of beachgoers in the region and overcrowding on the beaches, the City of Monterey has decided to close beaches to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Water activities are allowed. This means that activities such as swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, and kayaking are permitted. The beach may only be used to provide access to the ocean.
Beach use is not allowed. This prohibits groups, walking, jogging, sunbathing, picnicking, and sitting at all beaches in Monterey.