SCATTERING of ASHES at SEA
Saying Goodbye to our Loved Ones is one of the hardest things in life we must do. Scattering the Ashes off the Coast of Monterey is often requested by those with a great admiration for the ocean. There is a certain comfort and serenity found as family and friends gather together to honor the life and spirit of our Loved One as the remains are placed in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary has some very beautiful and serene locations where the scatterings can take place such as Asilomar, Carmel, Lovers Point, Pacific Grove, Point Pinos and Pebble Beach.
A Permit to Scatter the Ashes at Sea is Required as Per California Law. The Permit is called "APPLICATION AND PERMIT FOR DISPOSITION OF HUMAN REMAINS".
When the Decedent has been Cremated by a facility in California, The Cremains should be accompanied by this Permit. If the Decendent has been Cremated by a facility from OUT of the State, Proper Transport Papers may be Necessary and a Permit is needed.
A permit can be obtained from the Monterey County Health Department Vital Records located at 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA; Phone Number (831) 755 - 4506
The Permit Fee is $11.00 ~ Line 16a should State "at Sea off the Coast of Monterey, Ca".
Flowers and Flower Petals can be scattered with ashes as part of the remebrance. PLEASE - NO BALLOONS or STYROFOAM as these items POSE A HUGE HAZARD TO THE WILDLIFE and POLLUTE the SANCTUARY.
A Commemorative Certificate can be issued showing the Latitude and Longitude of your Loved ones resting place.