Walk to Lovers Point Park

Monterey, CA

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.

Continue to pictures...

The bike path near the aquarium.

Lovely house and Monterey Cypress tree.

Flowers along the path.

Cove with seals and their babies relaxing on the sand.

Pretty views.

Aaah, the views...

Bench over the sea.

Birds perched on rocks, and the two coves behind.

Beach at Lovers Point Park.

Cute sign.

Sailor boy statue at the grassy lawn above the two coves.

Kayakers paddle around the point.

A shady spot to take a break from your walk.

Glorious blue-green water in the two little coves at Lovers Point Park.

Such an idyllic place!

Men playing sand volleyball above the beach.

The color of the water...

Pavel's Backerei, in the neighborhood a few blocks back from the beach.

Cute Victorian architecture on Forest Avenue.

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.

See the pretty building where the cafe is located.

Looking toward the aquarium from Lovers Point Park.

Scuba divers at the beach.

Looking down at the beach.

Table with a view.

The snack bar has some nice tables outside.

Lovely stone wall and staircase.

The tranquil cove.

Kids playing at the shore.

Flowers above the beach.

The bike path and cove.

The cute building and plants.

Rock formations west of the cove.

Monterey cypress trees.

Visitors gather at the interesting rock formations.

Path and benches over the sea.

Rock formations and flowers.

The rock formations are gorgeous.

Large lawn and path west of the cove.

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).

Reyna

2017-01-15 19:04:47

Beautiful pics.)

Debbie

2016-12-27 11:53:30

My friends got married on the cliff a few years ago. Such a beautiful setting!)

shel

2010-07-13 03:51:00

Awesome pic. Is this round the bend from the aquarium?)

olek

2009-11-06 04:37:00

i love to go to Monterey!!! ;DDD i wish you the best!)

Marianne

2009-10-15 03:07:00

so relaxing, so unspoiled and the friendliest people I've ever met )

Don

2009-09-09 20:41:00

Nice little beach- protected, warm, and sunny even in the middle of winter. )

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