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Discover the Coast @ Pacific Grove

Waves from the Pacific Ocean hit rocks off the shoreline and spray into the air.

Sharing borders with the Monterey Bay, City of Monterey, Pacific Ocean, and the Del Monte Forest, this coastal community offers breathtaking view and recreational activities.

It’s all in the heart of the Monterey Peninsula, with its many attractions, abundant natural resources and beautiful access to the California Coast.

Insider Tips


Visit coastal scrub, chaparral, and oak woodland ecosystems located in the Native Plant Garden exhibit at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History.  Take your picture inside the "spirit nest", an interactive art piece of interwoven oak, plum, and willow boughs, big enough to hold four people. 


Take coastal trail walks along Asilomar State Beach, a narrow one-mile strip of sandy beach and rocky coves.


Discover the Asilomar Natural Dune Preserve native plant greenhouse where more than 450,000 plants representing 25 species have been grown and planted in the dunes and coastal bluffs (across from Asilomar State Beach).


Scan the waters in the Monterey Bay, you may see a humpback, grey, or blue whale.


Take a stroll through Pacific Grove's historic downtown with buildings dating back to the early 1900's. 


Learn about the miraculous and unique annual cycle of western monarch butterflies at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary.  Discover why Pacific Grove is nicknamed "Butterfly Town, U.S.A."


Hike, bike, and ride horses on 86 miles of rugged trails at the Fort Ord National Monument.

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Moss Landing State Beach Salinas River State Beach Pacific Grove State Marine Garden Fish Refuge Asilomar State Beach Fort Ord National Monument Carmel River State Beach California Sea Otter Game Refuge Point Logos State Reserve City of Monterey Map of the Fort Ord National Monument and surrounding area.

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California Coastal Cleanup Day
International Coastal Cleanup Day
September 20, 2014

The California Coastal Commission is proud to announce that the 30th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state's largest volunteer event, will take place on Saturday, September 20th, 2014, from 9am to noon. The Cleanup is expected to draw tens of thousands of volunteers who, at more than 850 locations throughout California, will help remove tons of trash that have accumulated on California's beaches and inland shorelines.

Join local communities for coastal clean up efforts to improve our ocean and waterways.  Find a site near you.

For those who cannot attend Coastal Cleanup Day on September 20th this year, the Coastal Commission maintains a calendar of events taking place during the three weeks following the Cleanup, known as COASTWEEKS. Or learn more about a cleanup to record and remove potential Japan tsunami debris.

California Coastal Cleanup Day 2014 PSA

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September 20 - October 12, 2014

COASTWEEKS is an annual celebration of our coastal and water resources, taking place during the three weeks following the 30th California Coastal Cleanup Day on Septemer 20.

See a list of events organized by date. 

See a list of events organized by county.

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California Coastal National Monument 14th Anniversary
January 11, 2015

Join local communities for a fun time celebrating the 14th Anniversary of the California Coastal National Monument.

Bureau of Land Management
California Coastal National Monument
20 Hamilton Court
Hollister, CA 95023-2535
Phone: (831) 630-5006
fax: (831) 630-5055
Contact us by e-mail