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About Perkins Park in Pacific Grove, California

Perkins Park in Pacific Grove is the beachfront park along Ocean View Boulevard between Lover’s Point Park and the tip of Point Pinos.

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
Map of Perkins Park
Pacific Grove, US
2:27 pm, July 18, 2024
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Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:03 am
Sunset: 8:24 pm
Humidity 81 %
Pressure1017 mb
Wind 6 m/s

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