Quality Inn Monterey Beach Dunes
3280 Dunes Drive
Marina, CA 93933
Phone: (831) 384-1800
Fax: (831) 384-5279
Whether your boat is a Hunter 31, a Tanzer 22, or a Catalina 34, this place has the right new or used sail for you. All sails have a rating to tell what condition they are in, so there should be no confusion. Storm sails, head sails, and even main sails are available here. The staff is made up of experts who can accommodate custom orders of any type of sail. The stock is available online and the catalog is free of charge. It's a one-of-a-kind establishment.
This five-year-old gallery in Cannery Row is one of the best places on the Monterey peninsula to find an eclectic selection of candles and candle-related paraphernalia. The aroma of fine incense from the wide selection of the same hits your nose when you walk in. From aromatherapy oils to lamps, holders, and in-house handcrafted pieces, this place is pure candle-mania. Vibrant colors of every hue imaginable are represented here, and the merchandise runs the gamut from Buddha candle-holders to human-sized candles.
Here is an intelligent solution to the dilemma of how to wine-taste while navigating curvy mountain road: just make one stop. Make it in downtown Monterey, where there is nary a deer in sight. Spend the whole day here where you can sample from dozens of vintages collected from nearly 40 local wineries. Taste the riches of Carmel Valley, Monterey and Arroyo Seco. Buy a few bottles or a few cases, as you like. When it is time to get some solid food in your overtaxed stomach, simply walk on over to one of the many restaurants on Cannery Row. See website for online shopping, wine club details, event calendar and more.
Specializing in garlic products from all over California, For Garlic Lovers first opened its doors on Cannery Row in 2004. The walls, shelves, ceiling and floor are crowded with all things garlic. Purchase garlic olives, garlic potato chips, garlic sauce or garlic jelly (no, really). Go for baskets of garlic edibles or just an entire braid of garlic. Just don't plan on initiating any seaside romance after sampling your purchases. See website for more details.
Few things can match tasting wine at the Bargetto Tasting Room whilst enjoying splendid views of the Pacific Ocean. Established in 1933, the Bargetto is famed for its dessert wines under the Chaucer's brand name. The winery also stacks the famous red and white wines along with the sparsely available sparkling ones. With the vineyards situated just a stone's throw away in the Santa Cruz mountains, the wines produced are completely unadulterated. Wine apparel and gift baskets are available at this outlet as well.
Cycling enthusiasts know to heat to Cannery Row's very now Bay Bikes. This outfitted bike shop covers all your cycling needs, from helmets for your tots to ride their four-wheelers or spandex for your next race, this shop has you covered. They also specialize in bike repairs and offer rentals for those just visiting the peninsula.
Cannery Row is a fantastic waterfront street a mile down the coast from Fisherman's Wharf. The street is featured in John Steinbeck's book Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday. Cannery Row is named after old sardine canning factories, but those factories are no longer operational and instead house stores, restaurants and bars. You can easily spend days shopping and eating at wonderful restaurants. This area is also a marine sanctuary, so you'll probably see California sea lions sunning themselves. If you want to learn more or help the sea lions visit the Friends of the Sea Otter shop. And no trip to Cannery Row is complete without visiting the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Cannery Row Antique Mall, with two floors encompassing 21,000 square feet, is one of the best antique stores in the whole of Monterey. The store deals in a lot of products like books, jewelry, vintage apparel, glassware, toys and much more. They regularly put a collection of some antique articles on display, which is always interesting. This Cannery Row Antique Mall should not be missed by anyone, with the huge collection offered here, you will definitely find something unique for yourself.
This little store sells antique furniture, paintings, home furnishings, and all sorts of decorative items on consignment from individuals and dealers. There is always something new here, and there is always a great deal to be had. It is a neat little shop and a great place to stumble into on the way to somewhere else. The proprietor even has auctions on a regular basis. Since 1988, the owner has been providing personalized service to a clientele of regulars and occasional passers-by.
The cuddly, photogenic creatures that were nearly wiped out by fur traders in the 1700s and 1800s are still few in number. Friends of the Sea Otter is dedicated to educating people about the otters and expanding efforts to save them. The organization's store at Cannery Row sells jewelry, stuffed toys, posters, calendars and lots more otter-themed merchandise and apparel. The store is equally popular with animal rights activists and shoppers who just want a cute toy or a Monterey souvenir.
Devoted to the surf, sand and beach, this charming seaside shop has everything you need for that laid-back, surfer lifestyle. From hoodies and hats, to Rainbow flip flops and bathing suits, On the Beach Surf Shop has what you need. They also offer surf rental equipment, including the wetsuits and surf racks! So all you have to do is pop in, get outfitted and hit waves.
For over a quarter of a century, this used record shop has been a favorite amongst locals. It has won Coast Weekly's award for "best used record shop" several times and it continues to rotate its stock on a regular basis. The easy listening selection is impressive, and the place is now actually half CDs and half records. You can even bring in your old turntable and exchange it for cash. This is a neat little shop that also sells videos and posters. Prices are very reasonable.