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Lovers Point Beach

Big Sur Coastline, California

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Pros: 
Great spot to swim.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Big Sur Coastline, CA
Congestion: 
High
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Rocky shore
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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If you are looking to escape the California heat, Lovers Point Beach has been a local favorite place to swim for more than 140 years. The city of Pacific Grove got its start when landowner David Jack converted his property into a retreat and outdoor recreational area for Methodist Christians. Originally called "Lovers of Jesus Point," the beach became a bathhouse for the patrons. From 1890 to the mid 1970s, glass bottom boating was a popular activity. A replica sits near the parking lot, reconstructed using the original head from the last known boat.

The beach is fairly small and quickly turns into a rocky shoreline. Entry into the water is calm and shallow, which is why kayakers, surfers, and scuba divers like to launch from this point. Kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and paddled-driven carriage rentals are all on-site and available for rent. A volleyball net is located next to the local dining area that separates Lovers Point Beach from Lovers Point Park.

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