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Monarch Butterfly Grove

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State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
+1 805-773-5301
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We went here in the beginning of October, too early to see a lot of monarch butterflies... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anouk v
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When the butterflies are hanging from the trees in a bunch keeping warm it is magnificent to see that butterflies know h

A wonderful place to visit close to the ocean the eucalyptus trees they're big in magnificent the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
+1 805-773-5301
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here in the beginning of October, too early to see a lot of monarch butterflies unfortunately. The place itself was a lot smaller than expected and very touristy. There were already a few hundred monarchs, but we were told that in December the...More

Thank Anouk v
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to visit close to the ocean the eucalyptus trees they're big in magnificent the trails are wonderful we seen an owl up in the tree roosting the butterflies as they come out of the trees are all over the place just flying...More

Thank wayneg789
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view of the grove is astounding. I love going and just taking all the peace and quiet from such a lovely area.

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful display of orange on the trees, and a few close-up on bushes around the grove Pleasant walk with informative, posted, educational displays along the path

Thank LivPurple
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a small stop where the Monarch Butterflies return each year by the 1000s and put on a great show. Bring your camera and enjoy. Best from November to January but depends on the year

Thank SurFun5389
Reviewed 4 September 2017

If you are lucky enough to be in Pismo during the monarch migration you will be amazed at how many butterflies you will see during the annual migration from South America to Canada.

1  Thank wa6flr
Reviewed 2 September 2017

With Global warming and climate change affecting every aspect of the earth, you may wish to make sure you see this beautiful phenomonen of nature while it still exists!

Thank Bryn_Deamer
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I was excited to stop by and see nature up close. We passed by twice before finding it. Once we walked in it resembled an abandoned lot, nothing but fallen trees, overgrown and mainly dead brush.

1  Thank Totally420
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Very nice butterfly grove (when they are present). Nice walking trails nearby. Very limited parking.

Thank Grognard
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The eucalyptus trees come alive with hundreds and hundreds of monarch butterflies that are just beautiful!

1  Thank SLOFoodie398
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Janice N
29 September 2017|
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Response from SurFun5389 | Reviewed this property |
A few and it’s a nice spot anyway
26 July 2017|
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Response from KarenEph320 | Reviewed this property |
In August there will be nothing to see at the Monarch Butterfly Grove and it is roped off because many trees fell down this winter. But Avila Beach and the old Pier (Harford Pier) is really worth seeing! Lots of sea life... More
26 July 2017|
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Response from tammythetypist | Reviewed this property |
By the way we do NOT have poison ivy in California. Poison oak yes, but not at the Monarch Grove nor the beach.