Virtual Guidebook to Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur and Central Coast
Pacific Grove Shoreline
Pacific Grove California


Every inch of the Pacific Grove shoreline is now open to the public. The pathway along the calm Monterey Bay side blazes with magic carpet iceplant in April, big waves from the open Pacific crash against the rocks at Point Pinos, and Spanish Bay offers great beach walking.

In the mid-1980's I lived in Pacific Grove and sometimes walked to work in Monterey along this magical shore.



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Point Piñ–os Lighthouse

(April 28, 2000)


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The upstairs room in the Point Pi–nos lighthouse

(April 28, 2000)


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Crespi Pond on the Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course

(April 28, 2000)


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Surf on the rocky shore near Point Piños

(April 28, 2000)


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