Directions to Hopkins Marine Station from Stanford:

Take 101 south to 156, a two-lane road that goes west for 4 miles, then merges into Hwy 1 going south through Marina, Seaside, and Sand City. Just after you see the tall Embassy Suites hotel on your left and a large beachfront Best Western hotel on your right, take exit 402B: Pacific Grove Del Monte Avenue. (Note that this is NOT the first Del Monte exit you will see as you are driving south on Hwy 1). Proceed on Del Monte past the Naval Post Graduate School and into Monterey. Stay in the righthand lane and shortly after you pass the wharf on the right, the road will curve slightly down and to the right and go through a tunnel. You are now on Lighthouse; continue in the righthand lane. Shortly after you exit the tunnel, take the two-lane fork on the right for Foam Street (use either lane; Foam is one-way). Follow Foam until it dead-ends at David. Turn right on David. You will see the Monterey Bay Aquarium in front of you. You will come immediately to a four-way Stop. Turn left onto Wave Street, which changes to Ocean View Blvd. within a block. Hopkins Marine Station is on your right, across from the American Tin Cannery outlet mall. If you go too far, you will see houses on your left and, on your right, the only thing you will see is the recreational trail and the ocean.

Driving time is a minimum of an hour and a half, but more typically is an hour and forty five minutes. It can be even longer if driving during rush hour or in weekend traffic.

By Public Transportion:

Palo Alto to San Jose's Diridon Station - Caltrain
Diridon Station to Monterey - MST Line 55 (Monterey Salinas Transit)
[3 buses back and forth each day]
Monterey to Hopkins - MST or walk

Our true address is 120 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3094, but this will pull up the wrong location on Google maps. Use the above "View on Google Maps" link.


Monterey Airport - see MST to get from airport to rest of Monterey area

Monterey Airbus - to SJC [San Jose] or SFO [San Francisco]