Perkins Park butterfly


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.


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.

Perkins Park
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Park InformationLocation: Between Lovers Point and The Esplanade
Operated By: City of PG
Type: Shoreline Park Network


  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Bicycling
  • Vista Point
  • Running
  • Nature Trails


  • Curbside Parking


  • Lodging (2 blocks)

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