About Perkins Park in Pacific Grove, California
The park is nearly a mile long and most of the bluff is covered in ice plants which bloom bright pink in spring. Walking trails with benches meander along the bluff between the street (Ocean View Blvd) and the water. Along this route there is an amazing rock arch known as The Kissing Rock which looks like two faces kissing. Ocean View Boulevard also has a popular bike lane for those who want to bike around the peninsula.
There is no sandy beach at Perkins Park, but there are several places where you can access the shore from the trail. This section of coast is west-facing so the waves don’t crash violently on the rocks most of the time.
Head to Perkins at low tide and explore tide pools along the beach. Expert local surfers call this the surf break next to the park Boneyard or Boneyards.
There are several small parking lots and abundant street parking spaces along Ocean View Boulevard at Perkins Park. If you are looking for a sandy beach, then walk a few blocks toward Monterey and you’ll find Lover’s Point Beach.
- Ocean View Blvd & Beach St
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
- Park Name
- Shoreline Park, Perkins Park, Esplanade Park, Marine Gardens Park
- Other Names
- Boneyard, Boneyards
- City Park
- Pet Details
- Dogs allowed on leash on trails and the beaches
- Free parking
- Walking, Running, Tidepooling, Biking, Surfing
- Rock Arch, Trails, Benches, Tide Pools, Paved Bike Path
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