Monterey, California: Historic Cannery Row and John Steinbeck Walking Tour
San Carlos Beach Overlook / David Packard Memorial
Continue walking straight along the beach overlook to the cement rock memorial just ahead. Stop when you get to the rock memorial.
This is the David Packard Memorial at San Carlos Beach. Packard is best known as the co-founder, along with Bill Hewlett, of the information technology company Hewlett-Packard Company or HP. Originally founded in a garage on Addison Avenue in Palo Alto in the late 1930s, the sign on the garage on Addison still reads, “Birthplace of Silicon Valley.”
Here on San Carlos Beach, Packard is remembered and memorialized for his gifts of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute which were created because of his belief that human survival is linked to the health of the oceans.
After you have explored the memorial and enjoyed the view along this portion of San Carlos Beach continue walking straight along the edge of the beach overlook, keeping the lawn area on your left.