We have so many amazing restaurants in Monterey County, and many diners visit or live here because they love our beautiful bay and coastline. Restaurants are big contributors to the trash we find in our beach cleanups. Ocean Friendly Restaurants are committed to protecting the ocean by cutting styrofoam, single-use containers, and cutting back on plastic straws.

Our Ocean Friendly Restaurant program was founded by students at Chartwell School.

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