The Aquarium's popular exhibits are just a small part of what it does
The oldest marine lab on the West Coast
Commemorating lesser-known chapters of Pacific Grove's history
The woman who saved Monterey Bay
How much do you know about water pollution?
Pacific Grove's iconic "magic carpet"3 min
Pacific Grove Area of Special Biological Significance
Here today, gone (partially) tomorrow?
Planning for a continuous shoreline trail well into the future
The water is used to irrigate the city's golf course and a nearby cemetery
Look but don't touch!9 min
A chain of protected marine areas along California's coast
Find out why P.G. is nicknamed 'Butterfly Town, USA'
An ideal place to enjoy the outside, inside
Pacific Grove's shoreline offers something for everyone. Here you'll find walking trails and biking paths, parks and beaches, panoramic views and places to watch wildlife, and fishing spots and tidal pools, among other attractions. Also, much of the shoreline has been designated an "Area of Special Biological Significance," meaning that it supports a unique variety of marine life and is especially worthy of protection from pollution.
As you might imagine, there's more to the waterfront--a lot more!--than what you can see with your own eyes. There are things that occurred in the past, things that take place offshore, things that go on underground, and things that happen only during certain seasons or even just during certain times of the day. What you see is just a sliver of what's here.
This tour tells some of those hidden stories that will help you learn more about the shoreline's history, culture and ecology. Come along and let us show you!