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Walk to Lovers Point Park

Monterey, CA
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Walk to Lovers Point Park, Monterey California

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From the Monterey Bay Aquarium you can take an inspiring walk above the ocean in the town of Pacific Grove! Just follow the bike path west from the aquarium. You will come to a nature preserve which is a pretty cove where seals and their babies relax on the sand. It is so wonderful to watch them! You have to peak through the chainlink fence but it's still great. Keep walking and you pass the prettiest vistas of ocean, rock formations, wildlife like seals and birds, coastal flowers, and pastel-colored Victorian houses. At the end you come to Lovers Point Park, where there are two lovely coves of finest sand. Here, babies can crawl in the sand and kids can splash in the cold, clear water. It's paradise! On windy days, this beach is calm and warmer than the rest of Monterey. You can rent bikes or kayaks, and there is a snack bar with paninis and coffee and pretty colored umbrellas overlooking the sea. There is also a stage over the ocean where groups sometimes perform. And there's a toddler swimming pool by the restrooms. At the top of the cliff is a large grassy area and cool rock formations overlooking the sea.
You can keep walking to the west even further on Ocean View Blvd on a path above the ocean if you'd like! See the gorgeous views and mansions.
If you're hungry, be satisfied at Pavel's Backerei, a delicious bakery 11 minutes walk from Lovers Point Park. In the afternoon it has two small tables in the sun, but in the morning you should get your food to go because it's dark and cold on this side of the street.
A cute bakery that has cute seating up on the hill and is great for lunch is Patisserie Bechler.

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The bike path near the aquarium.
The bike path near the aquarium.
Lovely house and Monterey Cypress tree.
Lovely house and Monterey Cypress tree.
Flowers along the path.
Flowers along the path.
Cove with seals and their babies relaxing on the sand.
Cove with seals and their babies relaxing on the sand.
Pretty views.
Pretty views.
Aaah, the views...
Aaah, the views...
Bench over the sea.
Bench over the sea.
Birds perched on rocks, and the two coves behind.
Birds perched on rocks, and the two coves behind.
Beach at Lovers Point Park.
Beach at Lovers Point Park.
Cute sign.
Cute sign.
Sailor boy statue at the grassy lawn above the two coves.
Sailor boy statue at the grassy lawn above the two coves.
Kayakers paddle around the point.
Kayakers paddle around the point.
Awesome rock formations as you look west from Lovers Point Park.
Awesome rock formations as you look west from Lovers Point Park.
A shady spot to take a break from your walk.
A shady spot to take a break from your walk.
Glorious blue-green water in the two little coves at Lovers Point Park.
Glorious blue-green water in the two little coves at Lovers Point Park.
Such an idyllic place!
Such an idyllic place!
Men playing sand volleyball above the beach.
Men playing sand volleyball above the beach.
The color of the water...
The color of the water...
Pavel's Backerei, in the neighborhood a few blocks back from the beach.
Pavel's Backerei, in the neighborhood a few blocks back from the beach.
Cute Victorian architecture on Forest Avenue.
Cute Victorian architecture on Forest Avenue.
House of Dr. Roe, built in 1886, a few steps from the beach.
House of Dr. Roe, built in 1886, a few steps from the beach.
The bike path that leads from Lovers Point Park to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
The bike path that leads from Lovers Point Park to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
See the pretty building where the cafe is located.
See the pretty building where the cafe is located.
Looking toward the aquarium from Lovers Point Park.
Looking toward the aquarium from Lovers Point Park.
Scuba divers at the beach.
Scuba divers at the beach.
Looking down at the beach.
Looking down at the beach.
Table with a view.
Table with a view.
The snack bar has some nice tables outside.
The snack bar has some nice tables outside.
Lovely stone wall and staircase.
Lovely stone wall and staircase.
The tranquil cove.
The tranquil cove.
Kids playing at the shore.
Kids playing at the shore.
Flowers above the beach.
Flowers above the beach.
 

Directions

You will find the bike path that leads to Lovers Point Park just west of the aquarium. If you've already paid for parking at the aquarium, start here.
For free parking, park directly at Lovers Point Park, near 101 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove CA 93950.
Pavel's Backerei, 219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove CA 93950 (11 minute walk from Lovers Point Park).
Patisserie Bechler, 1225 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove CA 93950 (7 minute drive from Lovers Point Park).

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Visitor Ratings

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Reyna
01/15/2017 12:04
Beautiful pics.

Debbie
12/27/2016 04:53
My friends got married on the cliff a few years ago. Such a beautiful setting!

shel
07/12/2010 20:51
Awesome pic. Is this round the bend from the aquarium?

olek
11/05/2009 21:37
i love to go to Monterey!!! ;DDD i wish you the best!

Marianne
10/14/2009 20:07
so relaxing, so unspoiled and the friendliest people I've ever met

Don
09/09/2009 13:41
Nice little beach- protected, warm, and sunny even in the middle of winter.

Last Updated Sat, 20 May 2017 03:43:05 GMT