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Monarch Butterfly Grove

#1 of 21 things to do in Pismo Beach Features Animals
State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
+1 805-773-5301
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Beautiful Walk in the eucalyptus grove

This is a lovely walk through the eucalyptus grove - the path also leads to the beach. While it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TerryofMB
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Manhattan Beach, California
Very Interesting

The butterflies were not in the trees at this time of year but you can see the towering trees and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
2TravelOn101
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Cherry Valley, California
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State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a lovely walk through the eucalyptus grove - the path also leads to the beach. While it was not the season to see the butterflies there are baby ducks and their mothers and other coastal birds. Very peaceful!

Thank TerryofMB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The butterflies were not in the trees at this time of year but you can see the towering trees and path through them. We have been here in March when the butterflies are in the grove. It is amazing to look up and see all...More

Thank 2TravelOn101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best time to see the butterflies is November to February, the rest of the time you are lucky to see a few. The grove of Eucalyptus is beautiful and peaceful, but if you want to see the butterflies consider time.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 21 May 2017

An amazing sight...a must stop at the Butterfly Grove! The Grove is off by itself, so it is very peaceful to just sit & see the amazing orange of the butterflies & hear & feel the gentle breezes.

Thank pnn991
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The butterflies are so cool to see in their natural habitat. If you have not been I would highly recommend this grove in pacific grove. Kind of hidden behind a school. Hidden gem. Loved by locals and travelers.

Thank Majella B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

bpnot much left, but a nice walk along the coast. recommended if you stay in a local hotel. meutermedia

Thank MeuterMedia
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Nice quiet walk although only 3 butterfly's left. Wish local LE picked the passed out drunk out of the plants. Overall, very nice trail to the beach.

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Other than missing the butterflies by about a month, it looked like a peaceful place to take a stroll. We did see several butterflies chasing each other , which was cute.

1  Thank Pat W
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Do check with the time of year to see if it is the correct season of the monarch butterflies. It is absolutely amazing. You look up into the trees and you don't realize that you're seeing a mass of butterflies clinging to each other. A...More

1  Thank Esther K
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

A very beautiful place to visit! Even if you miss the butterflies it's still a nice place to take the family or just go to enjoy the quiet and read a book.

1  Thank Jack J
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cloudyice
Plan to take friend to see monarch butterfly cluster next wednesday at Pismo Beach, are butterly still there?
3 February 2017|
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Response from photobug429 | Reviewed this property |
Look at their website which has the most up to date information. You need sun to see them and it seems to be better in the morning.
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LuanneSo
What is the best month to see the best and most butterflies?? Thanks, Luanne
17 January 2017|
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Response from retrusso | Reviewed this property |
Late Oct. through Feb. are best. We went in November and it was at the height of their migration.
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LuanneSo
What is the best month to visit to see the most and best butterflies?? Thanks, Luanne
17 January 2017|
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Response from Beth W | Reviewed this property |
We went in mid-October & there were lots of butterflies. The poster above is correct.
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