About Pacific Grove, California

Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California with a population of 15,041 as of 2010. The City has numerous Victorian-era houses, some of which have been turned into bed-and-breakfast inns. It is also the location of the Point Pinos Lighthouse, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and the Pacific Grove Art Center. Later, the area was a filming location for A Summer Place starring Sandra Dee, for Roger Spottiswoode’s 1989 film Turner & Hooch, and for the TV series Big Little Lies.

Pacific Grove has a classic Main Street, USA feel. With one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the country and a classic 1932 golf course partially designed by Jack Neville, Pacific Grove holds many old-fashioned charms. The City also has a thoroughly modern focus on green elements like nature and sustainability. Its beaches, located right on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Asilomar State Beach and Lovers Point Beach are perfect spots for kayaking or surfing.

Located on the rugged Central Coast of California, Pacific Grove provides excellent services to the community including a monarch butterfly habitat sanctuary, sandy beaches, excellent emergency, fire, and ocean rescue services, the lowest crime rate of any city in Monterey County, an award-winning natural history museum, and a nationally-recognized 18-hole golf course.