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Walk to Lovers Point Park

Monterey, CA
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Walk to Lovers Point Park, Monterey California

Description

From the Monterey Bay Aquarium you can take an inspiring walk above the ocean! 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. You can rent bikes or kayaks, and there is a snack bar. There is also a stage over the ocean where groups sometimes perform. And there's a toddler swimming pool. 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 a path above the ocean if you'd like!

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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.
 

Directions

Park in the public parking structure near Monterey Aquarium. You will find the bike path just west of the aquarium.

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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 Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:52:34 GMT