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Point Pinos Coastal Trail Construction Underway

April 6, 2021

Construction of the $2.8 million Point Pinos Coastal Trail project is underway. “This marks a notable milestone in a project that originated in 2012, and is the culmination of years of public feedback, design, and engineering,” said Daniel Gho, Public Works Director.

The project brings to fruition the vision of a safe, enjoyable pedestrian path along Pacific Grove's entire coastline by filling a 0.8-mile gap in the California Coastal Trail (CCT). Currently, the CCT exists along the entire coast of the City of Monterey and three of the four miles of the City of Pacific Grove’s coast. Additional project benefits include enhanced access, parking, and stormwater collection.

The scope of work includes the construction of a 5-foot-wide decomposed granite coastal trail within a natural setting seaward of Ocean View Blvd, restoration of over 100,000 SF of native vegetation, establishment of 10 beach access points, development of uniformed parking and driveway approaches, and various stormwater improvements.
In total, $2.5 million of grant funding was secured to facilitate the project’s construction. Grant funding was obtained from the Transportation Agency of Monterey County, the California State Coastal Conservancy via the California Climate Investments’ Green House Gas Initiative Fund, and the California Natural Resources Agency. “We are ecstatic to have secured the necessary funding to build the Point Pinos Coastal Trail for all to enjoy,” said Director Gho. Construction will occur in phases and is anticipated to span a year. Please expect temporary phased closures of turnouts and/or detours during construction. Interest parties are encouraged to stay informed by visiting the project website,

View the full press release for additional details.