Arts & Culture Beaches Guided Tours Parks
The Arts have a presence in Pacific Grove and play a significant role in community life, to both residents and visitors. Pacific Grove is home to a wide range of art stores and venues. On display are paintings, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics and other items fashioned in many forms of art media.
First Friday PG Art Walk is held each first Friday of the month. The art walk creates excitement downtown, packing restaurants and producing a festive atmosphere with music, wine and the galleries are filled with talented local artists.
The Pacific Grove Art Center encourages art appreciation and stimulates interest in all types of art. The Art Center offers dance, art and cultural classes, lectures, forums and exhibits. Located at 568 Lighthouse Avenue.
Pacific Grove offers other cultural aspects, among them the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, an acclaimed small museum that is treasured by local residents and visitors. Showcasing the birds and wildlife, plants, geology, and cultural richness of the Central Coast. The museum also has an extensive permanent collection of local artifacts and offers special exhibits and programs for kids. The Pacific Grove Museum is also responsible for educating the public about the Monarch Butterflies and conducts the counting of them during the months of November through February.
Pacific Grove was founded in 1875 as a Methodist church retreat. Many of the original nineteenth and twentieth century houses and buildings remain in use today. Over 1,300 houses and buildings are designated as historic. Take a self-guided walking tour of historic downtown homes. It is an easy walk that showcases many of the building styles that the City of Pacific Grove is famous for. Ask us for the Pacific Grove Walking Tour brochure
Historic preservation is also honored with events, murals and statues. Some are officially designated historic landmarks, such as Chautauqua Hall and the Pt. Pinos Lighthouse. For more information, phone the Tourist Information Center at 831-324-4668 or visit them at 100 Central Avenue, at the entranced to Pacific Grove. Open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Beautiful Beaches in Pacific Grove
Explore some of the most beautiful beaches in California, located right on the tip of the Monterey Peninsula in Pacific Grove, California (affectionately known as Butterfly Town USA). From blue lagoons and white sandy beaches to tide pools and kelp forests teaming with life – all of Pacific Grove’s stunning beaches offer opportunity for ocean recreation. From seashells and surfing to kayaking, whale watching and scuba diving - each beach offers something special and unique to experience.
Lover’s Point Park & Beach
Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove, California is one of Monterey Peninsula’s most-talked about gems! For years, people have been “popping the question” and getting married at this romantic, lover’s destination. It’s a great spot for the kids too – with its calm (typically gentler) waters, a kiddie pool, volleyball court, snack bar and Café, this beach is the perfect place to spend the day at the beach.
Located at the foot of 17th Street is a landscaped community park known as Lover’s Point Park. The park consists of 4.4 acres and is great for wedding ceremonies, photographs, picnics, lawn games, kite flying and more.
Asilomar State Beach
Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove, California is a popular one-mile strip of white sandy beach best known for its walking trails and surfers. Its rocky coves offer tide pools with a diverse range of sea life to explore. Asilomar State Beach is wheelchair accessible and a wheelchair can be provided upon request.
Across from Asilomar State Beach is the Asilomar Natural Dune Preserve. One of Asilomar’s landmark stiles stands at the gateway to this preserve. A ¼ mile boardwalk meanders through the 25 acres of restored sand dune ecosystem. Discover the native plant greenhouse where more than 450,000 plants, representing 25 species have been grown and planted in the dunes and coastal bluffs.
Asilomar State Beach is within the boundary of Asilomar Marine Reserve. All marine resources, animals and features are protected. No collecting or fishing is allowed.
Dogs are permitted on the state beach but must be leashed at all times and in the immediate control of the handler. There are no restrooms or picnicking facilities on the state beach.
Tour Asilomar State Beach with California State Parks
Asilomar State Beach staff-led tours provide a wealth of knowledge about this coastal refuge. Rest assured that you will walk away from this experience with a new perspective or a renewed appreciation of Asilomar's natural and cultural history. For regularly scheduled tour times visit State Park Tours.
Hopkins Marine Station Beach
There are two beaches on Point Cabrillo at Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, California. On the west side there is a must-see seal colony that calls this beach home. The beach is on private Stanford University property so it is off-limits to the general public.
Seals are visible from Ocean View Boulevard between Dewey Street and 1st Street. Hopkins Marine Station beach is just a short walk along the Monterey Peninsula Recreation Trail from the Monterey Bay Aquarium at the west end of Cannery Row in Monterey. The trail continues along Shoreline Park to many viewpoints in Pacific Grove.
Perkins Park Beachfront
Perkins Park in Pacific Grove, California is the beachfront park along Ocean View Boulevard between Lover’s Point Park and Esplanade Park. Head here at low tide and explore the wealth of tide pools available along the beachfront here. The park is nearly a mile long and most of the bluff is covered in ice plant which blooms bright pink and purple during certain parts of the year. Locals call this the “magic carpet.”
Walking trails with benches meander along the bluff between the street and the water. Ocean View Boulevard has a popular bike lane for those who want to bike around the peninsula. There are no sandy beach areas at Perkins Park, but there are several places where you can access the shore from the trail.
Point Pinos Beaches
If you’re lucky, you might just discover your own little private beach at one of the many small beaches found along Point Pinos in Pacific Grove, California. Known for the Point Pinos Lighthouse that overlooks the beachfront, Point Pinos offers several small sandy coves right at the point and nearby in both directions. At lower tides and during calm seas, there are a ton of tide pools to explore. The rocks all along the point invite exploration, but be careful and watch out for rising tides and large waves. This beach is known for much higher than average waves.
There are several pullouts and parking areas along Ocean View Boulevard and Sunset Drive. Restrooms can be found next to the Pacific Grove Golf Links golf course and Crespi Pond across the street. The historic Point Pinos Lighthouse sits in the center of the golf course near the intersection of Asilomar and Lighthouse Avenue. Open Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and Sunday 1:00-3:00 pm.
AG Venture Tours
Ag Venture Tours & Consulting specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing, and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region of Central California. www.agventuretours.com 831-761-8463
Big Sur Adventures
Big Sur Adventures offers one-of-a-kind tours of all of the area’s best sights! See Carmel, Monterey, and Pacific Grove on the back of one of our electric bikes — the 750-watt motor makes climbing the region’s hills and inclines a breeze! Take the scenic route on the 17-Mile Drive Tour and see one of the country’s most picturesque rides. Our Old Coast Road Tour is for riders of intermediate ability and is available upon request. Read more about our options below, and rest assured: you’re in safe hands with Big Sur Adventures. www.bikebigsur.com or call 831-244-0169
Big Sur Tours and More
This is YOUR tour, not mine. Every tour is unique. Through emails, phone chats, and on the road, I get to know you. Let me assist in planning the logistics for your California vacation. Ride in a luxury XC60 2020 Volvo SUV with Dave behind the wheel. I aim to please. Spontaneous, conversational, and unscripted is how we roll! www.bigsurtoursandmore.com or call 831-657-9442
Kombi Tours – Monterey County Wine & Brew Tours
Join us for a tour experiencing the best Monterey County wineries and breweries in a vintage VW bus!
Both wine tasting and brewery tours run 4.5 hours from pick-up at 11:30 am and drop off at 4:00 pm, limited to six passengers. Each tour includes complimentary boxed lunch with stops at three different wineries or breweries on the Monterey Peninsula and Carmel Valley (tasting room fee, wine or beer purchases not included. For tour inquiries, special event requests, or any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831-747-7441
As one of the only places in the world to whale watch year-round, Monterey Bay is abundant with a huge diversity of sea life, and is at the top of many things to do in Monterey. As a protected marine sanctuary rich with nutrients, the Monterey Bay Submarine Canyon thrives with a bounty of breathtaking wildlife.
Monterey Bay Whale Watch or call 831-375-4658
Princess Monterey Whale Watching or call 831-375-4658
Monterey Movie Tours
Our Scenic Movie Tour of Monterey takes you through the many historic sites in the Monterey area that have appeared in countless films over the years. You'll explore the sites in downtown Monterey, Cannery Row, Monterey Bay, Pacific Grove, 17-MILE DRIVE® in Pebble Beach, and Carmel-by-the-Sea. Our goal is to highlight some of these wonderful movies and their stars by bringing the films to life. We look forward to sharing these experiences with you.
www.montereymovietours.com or call 831-372-6278
Red Engine Rides
Red Engine Rides is firefighter owned and operated. Come check out this amazing fire engine and create memories that will last forever! Cruise all around the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in the back of our custom-built engine. We can accommodate seating for up to 10 riders, so bring your friends and family. Take in the natural beauty of the area while listening to some awesome music from a vantage point only seen by a few. Want to rent the engine out for a private brewery or winery ride, no problem! We customize rides for every occasion. Red Engine Rides is the perfect addition to any birthday party, wedding, or private event! Find more information at https://redenginerides.com/
The self-balancing Segway IT personal transporter is easy to ride and a great way to see city sights. There are several tours that glide through different parts of the Monterey Bay Area. While on your Segway tour, keep your eyes peeled for whales and other sea life along the Point Pino’s Coastal Recreation Trail, brush up on your history with a historic tour of Monterey, and take in the awe-inspiring views along the 17-Mile Drive.
Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail
The Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail extends for about one mile from the Monterey Bay Aquarium to Lovers Point. The Pacific Grove section of the trail is part of the recreation trail network which runs from Marina to Pacific Grove. Formerly located on the Southern Pacific Railroad Right-of-Way, the trail has separate walking and cycling paths. It serves as a major walking, jogging, and bicycling route along the northeastern coastline of the city. View Map of Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail
Earl "Topper" Arnett Park is located at Piedmont and Moreland Avenue. This neighborhood park has playground equipment, a baseball diamond, group picnic area with three picnic tables, and a barbecue grill (accommodates up to 25 people). A fee of $50.00 and a use permit are required for the large group picnic area, barbecue pit and ball field. View Map of Arnett Park
Berwick Park is a one acre park which offers spectacular views of the bay. The park has a large, well-manicured lawn area with gentle topography, as well as a natural landscape with rocky outcrops and native vegetation. For weddings, reservations and a Use Permit are required. View Map pf Berwick Park
Caledonia Park is located on Caledonia between Central and Jewell Avenues (behind the Post Office). It contains an open-space free-play area, tots' play area, ADA compliant playground and climbing equipment for older children, a baseball field, basketball court, picnic tables, and restrooms. View Map of Calendonia Park
Located at Ocean View Boulevard and Jewell Avenue, Chase Park is divided into two parcels. The western parcel is rugged, forested, and is unimproved. The eastern parcel is contiguous to a parking area, and consists of a very small landscaped area with a bench and a path. View Map of Chase Park
Elmarie Dyke Open Space
Elmarie Dyke Open Space is located adjacent to Chautauqua Hall, between 16th and 17th Streets. It has been landscaped as an urban garden with flowering plants, benches and tables, and a gazebo. Applicable fees will be charged for reservations. A use permit is required for weddings. ADA compliant. View Map of Elmarie Dyke Open Space
The park is located on Esplanade between Ocean View and Del Monte Boulevards. It consists of rolling topography and several Monterey cypress trees. From the park, visitors will be able to enjoy benches, open space, and views of the Monterey Bay. View Map of Esplanade Park
George Washington Park
George Washington Park is the largest of Pacific Grove's city parks. It is six blocks long (from Short Street to Sinex Avenue) between Melrose and Alder Streets. Most of the park is natural appearing, unimproved forest land that offers important wildlife habitat. The park also contains picnic tables, barbecue grills, restrooms, a large play structure, and a baseball field. No reservation needed for individual picnic areas. A fee of $50-$100 (depending on size of group) and a use permit are required for the large group picnic area, barbecue pit, and ballfield. Apply at the Recreation Department office. Picnic Area. ADA Compliant. View Map of George Washington Park
A full block bounded by Ocean VIew Boulevard, Central Avenue, 12th Street, and 13th Street. Similar to Esplande Park, it has a natural landscape character and large eucalyptus trees. The park follows a moderately steep ravine with a seasonal creek at its bottom. There is a footbridge across the ravine. View Map of Greenwood Park
Dedicated to City volunteers, Hayward Park is located adjacent to Crocker Avenue from Sinex Avenue to Sunset Drive. The land was donated to the City in 1990 for Open Space. It has been developed with a trail for hiking and biking, connecting with the Southern Pacific Railroad Right-of-Way. The landscaping is maintained with the natural look of Asilomar, with native plants and trees typical of the area. View Map of Hayward Park
Located at the intersection of Forest and David Avenues, Higgins Park contains several Monterey pine and coast live oak trees. It is a very rugged park with steep terrain, but offers picnic benches. The park is conveniently located across the street from popular shopping centers and the Forest Hill Shopping District. View Map of Higgins Park
Andy Jacobsen Park
Located at the corner of Ocean View Boulevard and 7th Street, Andy Jacobsen Park is planted primarily with native plants, resembling a lush backyard garden. It is rugged and natural in appearance, and is well-maintained. The park offers a short hiking trail, benches, and breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay. The Pacific Grove site was authorized by the Pacific Grove City Council on February 1, 1956.
The City of Pacific Grove contributed $650 for the project, and an additional $100 donation was provided by the Monterey Peninsula Garden Club. This site, formerly known as Prospect Park, and located at the corner of Ocean View Boulevard and 7th Street (near Lovers Point) was planted with ornamental shrubs and landscaped with locally-collected granite boulders. A bronze plaque mounted on a large granite boulder reads, "In Memory of Andy Jacobsen, County Supervisor 1932 - 1955." A sign identifies the park as "Jacobson Park." A bench placed near the plaque is an inviting stop for visitors to pause and look out over Monterey Bay. More about Andy Jacobsen can be found at the Andrew Berig Jacobsen Biography Page. (Submitted by: Dean A. Enderlin of Calistoga, Calif., Grandson of Andy Jacobsen). View Map of Andy Jacobsen Park
Jewell Park is a small block bounded by Park Place and Central, Grand and Forest Avenues. The park's urban character is established by a well-maintained lawn area, specimen trees, gentle topography, a small meeting building with a kitchen, and a gazebo suitable for weddings or outdoor performances. Use permits are required for the gazebo and "Little House". View Map of Jewell Park
Lynn "Rip" Van Winkle Open Space
A narrow ribbon of open space, Lynn "Rip" Van Winkle Open Space is approximately 2,200 feet long and 400 feet wide. Located between Sunset Drive and Forest Lodge Road along Congress Avenue, the terrain is rugged, wild, and is heavily forested with Monterey Cypress, Monterey pine, and coast live oak. Joggers and walkers extensively use the park, as do people who want to exercise their dogs off-leash. The Open Space borders Pebble Beach, offering pedestrian access to 17-Mile Drive. View Map of Lynn "Rip" Van Winkle Open Space
(Part of Shoreline Park) Perkins Park is the section of shoreline between Lovers Point and the Esplanade. It was named for local resident Hayes Perkins, who planted the first pink ice plant along this section of the waterfront. The park is well maintained and is landscaped with "magic carpet" ice plant and stone terrace walls. Walking trails in Perkins Park are heavily used. View Map of Perkins Park
In the spectacular Big Sur area, this park is still relatively undeveloped and offers visitors great hiking and beachcombing. Miles of trails wind through meadows, beaches and hilltops. A primitive walk-in trail camp, popular with hikers and bikers, is located approximately one third mile from the parking area. View Map of Andrew Molera
Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds sits nestled along the shoreline of the brilliant blue Pacific Ocean, serving as a tranquil ocean front retreat cradled by towering pine forests, pristine sand dunes and the dramatic rocky coastline of the Monterey Peninsula. View Map of Asilomar
Fort Ord Dunes
This recently opened State Park has a 1,500 foot trail to 4 miles of ocean beach with beautiful views of Monterey Bay. From the parking area visitors may also take a stroll on the new boardwalk to a bluff top viewing platform. Eight educational panels have been installed that will inform the public about the natural and cultural history of the park. Existing park roads are open to bicyclists, hikers and dogs on leash.
To protect park resources public access is limited to designated roads and trails. Dogs must be on leash and remain on paved roads. Horses and campfires are not allowed on the beach. View Map of Fort Ord Dunes
This park features expansive views of Monterey Bay, from its hiking trails in the grasslands of the higher peaks of the Gavilan Range. Other views include the San Benito Valley, Salinas Valley, and the Santa Lucia Mountains east of Big Sur. Pine and oak woodlands in the park are home to many birds and mammals. There are camping and picnic facilities in the park. The park also features an astronomical observatory with a 30-inch telescope, which is open for public programs on selected evenings. View Map of Fremont Peak
The park has two miles of beach front, with coastal hiking and a 50-foot climb to a beautiful view of the Pacific. The park offers diverse coastal vegetation with trails running from ocean beaches into dense redwood groves. The park also features outstanding coastal headlands at Soberanes Point. Sea lions, harbor seals and sea otters frequent the coastal waters and California gray whales pass close by during their yearly migration. View Map of Garrapata
Burns This state park is named after Julia Pfeiffer Burns, a well respected pioneer woman in the Big Sur country. The park stretches from the Big Sur coastline into nearby 3,000-foot ridges. It features redwood, tan oak, madrone, chaparral, and an 80-foot waterfall that drops from granite cliffs into the ocean from the Overlook Trail. A panoramic view of the ocean and miles of rugged coastline is available from the higher elevations along the trails east of Highway 1. View Map of Julia Pfeiffer Burns
The park features breathtaking views of the Big Sur Coast, the beauty of the redwoods, the rugged coast and the cultural history of limekilns. The park has 33 campsites. View Map of Limekiln
Pfeiffer Big Sur
This beautiful park features redwoods, conifers, oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods, maples, alders and willows - plus open meadows. Wildlife includes black-tail deer, gray squirrels, raccoons, skunks, and birds, such as water ouzels and belted kingfishers. Hikers can enjoy the many scenic trails, including a self-guided nature trail. Some campsites are along the Big Sur River. Big Sur Lodge is located in the park .The lodge has 61 guest rooms, a conference center, cafe, and a grocery store. Meeting rooms have space for groups of 10 to 125. Other rooms are available for smaller meetings and workshops, some with fireplaces and kitchens. View Map of Pfeiffer Big Sur
Point Lobos State National Reserve
This area contains headlands, coves and rolling meadows. The offshore area forms one of the richest underwater habitats in the world popular with divers. Wildlife includes seals, sea lions, sea otters and migrating gray whales (from December to May). Thousands of seabirds also make the reserve their home. Hiking trails follow the shoreline and lead to hidden coves. The area used to be the home of a turn-of -the-century whaling and abalone industry. A small cabin built by Chinese fishermen from that era still remains at Whalers Cove and is now a cultural history museum. View Map of Point Lobos
Point Sur State Historic Park
The Point Sur Lightstation sits 361 feet above the surf on a large volcanic rock. Point Sur is the only complete turn-of-the century Lightstation open to the public in California, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. First lit on August 1, 1889, the lighthouse has remained in continuous operation. Lighthouse keepers and their families lived at the site from 1889 to 1974 when the lighthouse was automated. Today the Lightstation buildings are being restored through the efforts of park staff, State Park volunteers and the non-profit Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers. The Lightstation is open to the public only through docent-led tours.
Established in 1957, the former Point Sur Naval Facility (NAVFAC) was once part of a worldwide network of defensive listening stations that tracked the movement of Soviet submarines. The Point Sur NAVFAC is one of the remaining Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) facilities, and the only one remaining on the West Coast. For the most part, other SOSUS facilities were parts of larger military complexes, while Point Sur was established as a stand-alone, self-sufficient base.
Except for one building retained by the U. S. Navy, the former Pt. Sur NAVFAC was transferred to State Parks in 2000. The only buildings currently being used by State Parks are some of the facility's housing buildings. The facility is not open to the public. View Map of Point Sur State Historic Park
U.S National Park
Pinnacles National Monument Established in 1908 to preserve the incongruent and beautiful rock formations for which Pinnacles is named, the Monument originally protected only 2,060 acres. It now encompasses about 26,000 acres in the southern portion of the Gabilan Mountains, one of a series of parallel northwest-trending ridges and valleys that make up the Central Coast Range. Vew Map of Pinnacles National Monument
Point Pino’s Coastal Recreation Trail
The fabulous Point Pino’s Coastal Recreation Trail that follows the shoreline and winds along the coast from the Monterey Bay Aquarium to Lover’s Point and then a bike lane picks up along the rocky shores area of Pacific Grove’s coastline. This bike lane leads you along the shore to Asilomar State Beach.
Upon entering the Pacific Grove Gate, (Sunset Drive and 17-Mile Drive) you can pedal in the bike lane through the Del Monte Forest to The Lodge at Pebble Beach or Bird and Seal Rock. There are many awesome spots for a picnic lunch or simply a photo opportunity. You’ll ride out with the ocean on one side and then return with the ocean on your other side. It’s breathtaking and beautiful! (No charge at the gate for bikers)
Big Sur Adventures - offers a wide range of e-bikes and standard bikes, beach cruisers and 21-speed bikes, as well as BMX bikes for children.
Pacific Grove Adventures – offers Hybrid bikes, beach cruisers and Surreys
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Since its initial opening in 1932, the Pacific Grove Golf Links has enjoyed a rich and storied history. The 18-hole layout, with a front nine that offers glimpses of Monterey Bay on fairways framed by Cypress trees, and an ocean-side back nine cuts through windswept dunes reminiscent of a traditional Scottish links, has delighted visitors and locals alike for over 75 years.
Featuring an award-winning Golf Shop and clubhouse, the Pacific Grove Golf Links pairs a historical playing experience with a modern twist. The property, from the course to the Golf Shop to the Point Pino’s Grill, encourages guests to "Experience golf as it should be". If it’s playing the great game of golf for the first time, or playing as a seasoned tournament player, guests of the Pacific Grove Golf Links are sure to find everything they are looking for, and much more. The Pacific Grove Golf Links is open sun-up to sun-down, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Pebble Beach Golf Courses
With four public courses canvasing the spectacular coastline that wraps around California’s Monterey Peninsula, golf at Pebble Beach Resorts is a truly unforgettable experience. Whether you are skirting the scenic sand dunes at the Links at Spanish Bay, threading the towering pines of Spyglass Hill Golf Course, the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi, Del Monte Golf Course or challenging the cliff-swept shoreline at Pebble Beach Golf Links, a golf trip to Pebble Beach Resorts is full of memorable thrills.
The Hay has been a fixture at Pebble Beach since 1957, when famed Head Professional Peter Hay revolutionized the concept of a short course. In 2021, Tiger Woods amplified Hay’s vision in a way few could have imagined with his brilliant redesign of the property. The result is a course overflowing with fun, including an exact replica of the famed No. 7 at Pebble Beach Golf Links, as well as holes designed to be played with any club in the bag, and an additional 20,000 square-foot putting course that sprawls 100 yards, yielding endless routings.
Experience a horseback riding adventure while you enjoy the Monterey Bay area. Around the Monterey Peninsula there are several options for horseback riding including trails and beach rides. Have a fun and safe adventure through beautiful countryside or along the coast. Advanced reservations required
Monterey Bay Equestrian Center
RENT A CLASSIC CAR
Monterey Touring Vehicles/Classic Car Rentals have a fleet of iconic classic cars for some of the most iconic drives in the world. Our rentals span from the 1927 Bugatti to the 2008 Tesla. Whether you are looking for a vintage car rental for a wedding or something unique to do in Monterey, the experience of driving a classic car transforms any drive into something truly special.
Monterey Touring Vehicles
WATER SPORTS - SURFING / PADDLEBOARDS / KAYAKING / SCUBA DIVING
The Monterey Bay coastline is a popular destination for surfing, there's at least one beach with great surf with reliable waves is Asilomar State Beach. Lover’s Point Beach is a great beginners spot.
No matter if you are young or old, stand-up paddle boarding is a sport anyone can enjoy! Lessons also available.
Pacific Grove Adventures
Kayakers get an up-close look at this wonder of nature teeming with wildlife off Lover's Point in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. You may be greeted by harbor seals swimming alongside you or resting sleepily on the rocks along the shore. Or you may be presented with a show by diving pelicans. Or you may see a raft of otters rolling and playing in the kelp. Each experience is unique and different! One gets a new perspective of our beautiful coastline when looking back onto the land from the water. Pacific Grove Adventures
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) is a Federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast. Supporting one of the world's most diverse marine ecosystems, it is home to numerous mammals, seabirds, fishes, invertebrates and plants in a remarkably productive coastal environment. The MBNMS was established for the purpose of resource protection, research, education, and public use of this national treasure. Lover's Point is in the heart of the MBNMS and is a protected cove located in Pacific Grove at the intersection of 17th Street and Ocean View Blvd. This is a very scenic cove which usually gets very little wave action. The bottom ranges from the 20 to the 45-foot depth, and the terrain varies from sand channels to rocky reef areas. Pacific Grove Adventures
The self-balancing Segway IT personal transporter is easy to ride and a great way to see city sights. There are several tours that glide through different parts of the Monterey Bay Area. While on your Segway tour, keep your eyes peeled for whales and other sea life along the Point Pino’s Coastal Recreation Trail, brush up on your history with a historic tour of Monterey, and take in the awe-inspiring views along the 17-Mile Drive. Segway Tours of Monterey
As one of the only places in the world to whale watch year-round, Monterey Bay is abundant with a huge diversity of sea life, and is at the top of many things to do in Monterey. As a protected marine sanctuary rich with nutrients, the Monterey Bay Submarine Canyon thrives with a bounty of breathtaking wildlife including Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Gray Whales, Blue Whales, Sperm Whales, Risso Dolphins, Long Beaked Common Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Dall’s Porpoise, Mola Mola aka Ocean Sunfish, Jellyfish, Sea Turtles, Sea Lions, Pelicans, Sea Otters and so much more!
Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Princess Monterey Whale Watching