Monterey, California: Historic Cannery Row and John Steinbeck Walking Tour
Pacific Biological Laboratories Public Coastal Access
Up ahead, you'll see a ramshackle wooden one-story cabin. It looks kind of out of place as it sits wedged between two former sardine canneries. Stop for a moment and, just before you get to that building, there will be a public coastal access path.
The metal gate is open from 8 am to sunset. If it is open, turn right and start walking into what is, quite literally, Ed Rickett’s backyard. Ed was immortalized as Doc in John Steinbeck’s novel Cannery Row and you saw his likeness just below Steinbeck on the Steinbeck Monument.
If it's not open, you should manually trigger the next location by hitting the forward arrow so you can learn more about Ed. After listening to the next stop, keep walking straight on Cannery Row.