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The Kissing Rock

Oceanview Blvd. at Esplanade Ave, Monterey, California 93950 USA

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“one of the most romantic spots in America”

While there are plenty of rocks where teenagers go to kiss, this "kissing rock" is particular in that it is not just teenagers kissing, it is the rocks themselves. Found along the coastline in Pacific Grove California, it is a dramatic granite arch where two rocks meet and look like a a couple kissing, as waves crash underneath and behind them. Called the "Kissing Rock" since Victorian times, it was a popular destination for petticoated ladies and mustachioed gentleman to come and take sepia-toned photos.The site was officially designated the "Kissing Rocks" on April 1, 1970 and Life Magazine later called Pacific Grove the most romantic spot in America!

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Reviewed by
lainestl

  • 1 Review
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August 08, 2014
Rated 3.0

It's pretty small, but a pretty place to look at from nearby benches, probably not worth going out of your way for considering how beautiful the whole coast is around here

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aidyn.woodward

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December 01, 2014
Rated 3.0

I have to agree with the other comment. My fiancé enjoyed sitting on the bench and watching the birds and seals.

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The Kissing Rock

Oceanview Blvd. at Esplanade Ave
Monterey, California
93950 USA

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