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Address: 800 Asilomar Boulevard, South of Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone Number: 831-646-6440
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Description: The name of this State Beach means "a refuge by the sea," which describes...
The name of this State Beach means "a refuge by the sea," which describes the breathtaking views of forest, surf and sand on more than 105 secluded acres of scenic forest and sand dunes.
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Rugged Beauty

My opinion: this is the most beautiful stretch of beach in the world. You can have your tepid waters and flat waves; give me Asilomar Beach, cold, wild, waves crashing against... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Nice rocky beach, BIG rocks, LOTS of rocks. Makes for a TON of tide pools where you see lots of wildlife, also BIG Rocks means LOTS of birds.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

My opinion: this is the most beautiful stretch of beach in the world. You can have your tepid waters and flat waves; give me Asilomar Beach, cold, wild, waves crashing against rock that can rip you to pieces. Nature can be cruelly beautiful, and this beach captures the mix of gorgeous sky, sea colors and crashing waves. This beach is... More 

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Carmichael, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

What can I say, this is a great white sand beach! A great place to either walk, relax and do nothing, but look at the ocean! They have wonderful walkways down to the beach. It has never been crowded when we have come. It is a great place to take your shoes off and wade in the surf. We enjoy... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The water is always cold, but the beach isn't too touristy and it's great on a sunny day. Lots of surfers to watch she trails close by to take a walk on.

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, scenic, ocean beach at its best. Loved the long walkway and expansive view.It is doggie friendly and has plenty of room for so many people.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This area is so beautiful! I loved walking along the beach and listening to the surf. I always had a pair of binoculars and was rewarded with sightings of otters and whales blowing. And sunset here is glorious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nothing to dislike it's amazing. Please do not be in a hurry and drive slowly to enjoy the view. Also, everyone else is doing the same so no one's rushing.

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Yorkshire
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lots of places to park , rocky and sand is gritty so wear suitable footwear. You walk along little paths between the plants and there are benches to sit on. Lots of birds and you might see a whale blowing.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a place everybody should go to... The state park is wonderful, and the conference center is epic... Wonderful management, great facilities, super rooms and meals; go there...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Loved the walking trail along the beach, close proximity to Asilomar conference grounds, plenty of parking.

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