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Junipero Beach (Cherry Beach)

Location: Along Ocean Boulevard from Cherry Ave. to Belmont pier, CA 90802

How to get there

North or south on the 405 Freeway (San Diego) exit Cherry Avenue west, make left onto Ocean Blvd.

About Junipero Beach

Junipero Beach is also known as Cherry Beach. The narrow, sandy beach is right outside the Long Beach Museum of Modern Art , which is visited as much for the displays of works by local artists as for the excellent restaurant. The beach runs from the Long Beach lifeguard building all the way to the Belmont memorial pier.

As a county beach, Junipero Beach has bike paths/trails access, bus stop nearby, fishing, food and drink, lifeguard on beach, restrooms, showers, street parking and volleyball court.

As for food, Claire's At the Museum is a renowned restaurant just over the street from the beach. On the beach itself is a branch of the great Alfredo Beach Club.

Here is Junipero Beach on the map.


Nearby Attractions

While most people visit the beach just for a day of sand, sun, surf and fun, there are actually many interesting attractions all within easy reach of the beach. So if you want to combine some activities in a day in the area, or simply want to allow some members of your group to do different things, then consider some of these nearby attractions.

Point Dume - At the end of the beach, visible as you look all the way to the left while facing the sea, Point Dume is a rocky promontory that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The point, a long bluff, forms the northern end of the Santa Monica Bay. It is most interesting as a rock climbing location as the rocking mound forms a natural climbing wall with very moderate single pitch rock climbing routes that are perfect for the beginner or training, or simply for those simply wishing to try out natural rock climbing.

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