A kayaker at Lovers Point Park and Beach in California
Take A Relaxing Vacation At This Underrated Central California Beach
California is famous for its beautiful coastline, but with 15 seaside counties and over 420 public beaches, it's natural that not all its shores get the attention they deserve.
Just a 2-hour drive south of San Francisco, Lovers Point Park and Beach sits on a peninsula protruding from the rugged coastline of Monterey County.
Not only does Lovers Point offer unbelievable natural beauty, but it also has perfect conditions for scuba diving and snorkelers to see magnificent kelp forests and marine life.
A beloved spot for surfers of all levels, there is a consistent flow of strong and speedy waves. Past the surf zone, the waters offer tranquil conditions for beginner kayakers.
As Lovers Point faces east, it is one of California's rare areas to see the sun rise over the water. There are kayak rentals, a volleyball court, and a heated children's pool.
There is a fantastic grassy space to lay out and picnic. Pack a lunch, grab a bite from the beach's on-site snack bar, or enjoy the view from Beach House Restaurant.