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Asilomar State Beach

800 Asilomar Boulevard, South of Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
831-646-6440
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Montclair, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Long, wild and wide crecent beach that draws you in and soothes your sole. Easily reachable from the Asilomar Conference Center where we stayed.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Pristine beaches, frigid water, lots of surfers sometimes. Incredibly scenic, walk along the beach or climb some of the rocky outposts.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This beach is what you imagine all CA beaches should look like. Easy access from Asilomar Conference Center. Plenty of parking available along the street. Extremely clean.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We arrived with the by-the-wind-sailors, but the tidepooling was excellent. Friendly people helped us identify what we saw and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here so much we came back again and again!

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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Enjoyed the beautiful sunset and several spots to tidepool. Not as busy as many other beaches that we visited on our trip. A more "natural" experience!!!

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Park City, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The beach is pretty big for this area. Surfers are there when waves are good. Nice place to go sea kayaking.

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Fremont, California
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654 attraction reviews
758 helpful votes 758 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Asilomar State Beach is one of the prettiest beach areas around Monterey Peninsual area (in my humble opinion). It is scenic and fun to watch the ocean from there. We have stayed at Asilomar and walked to the beach and it is so pleasant to do. We have also driven to Asilomar. It is so beautiful to drive along the... More

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place never gets old or ceases to amaze. It is so beautiful and we love to gather with all the others to see the sunset. One of the most gorgeous places to walk!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed at Asilomar and opted for an original Julia Morgan room. It was tiny and dark, but clean and charming. It had windows that opened (a plus), squirrels, birds, and beautiful oaks and pines. Strolling the grounds was great, the bon fire at night was great, and sitting in the huge lodge in front of the gigantic fireplace (in... More

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Calif.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great walking trails.................many spots to park safely. Saw many folks on the rocks and ignoring the posted signs about danger.

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