Coastal Recreation Trail butterfly

Park Information
Location: Between Monterey Bay
Aquarium & Lovers Point  
Operated By: City of PG  
Size: 6 acres  
Type: Regional Park
Wildlife Viewing 
Exhibits & Programs 
Vista Point 
Nature Trails 

Curbside Parking 
Picnic Areas 

Lodging (near areas of trail)
Historical Point 
Monterey Bay Aquarium (east end of trail) 
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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.

The Shoreline Park Network (23.4 acres) includes all parks and recreational areas located on the coastal edge of the city. These facilities serve contiguous neighborhoods, the community as a whole, and regional recreation needs.


The taking of any marine wildlife is generally prohibited on Pacific Grove coastlines. Recreational fishing of finfish is generally only permitted between The Point Pinos Lightouse and the eastern end of Perkins Park. For an interactive map of fishing permissions, please visit the California Fish & Wildlife Interactive Map.

Ocean View Blvd.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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