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.
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).
My friends got married on the cliff a few years ago. Such a beautiful setting!)
Awesome pic. Is this round the bend from the aquarium?)
i love to go to Monterey!!! ;DDD i wish you the best!)
so relaxing, so unspoiled and the friendliest people I've ever met )
Nice little beach- protected, warm, and sunny even in the middle of winter. )
Last Updated: Sat, 20 May 2017 03:43:05 GMT