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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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Northford, Connecticut, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Very clean beautiful sandy beach. A great place to watch the sunset. Easy to park, not crowded and very flat easy to walk forever!

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Linkoping, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Loved this beautiful beach, it had it all, beautiful surroundings and we saw seals and sea otters!!!

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Kensington, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

East access and parking. Long walk or short walk possibilities. Swimming fine. Near the excellent Fishwife restaurant

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Chino Hills, California
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172 reviews 172 reviews
76 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I prefer my beaches sandy and sunny (Asilomar is not that). But it is beautiful, cold, and not very crowded. Great for hiking on the rocks and beautiful walks on the coastline. Not the best for lounging and playing beach volleyball.

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Concord, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Asilomar State Beach is the entryway to a casual hike for miles North or South, or a place to sit, relax and people watch. Walking to the south takes you to Seven Mile Drive where you leave the beach and follow walking trails along the coast past the world's most famous golf courses. To the North you can walk all... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The tide pools (like many beaches in the Pacific Grove area) are very fun to visit at low tide since you can see all the sea life that is normally hard to get to. The views, sunsets, and rocky areas are great for walks and taking some memorable photos. One of many beaches along the Pacific Grove stretch to visit.

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Pacific Grove, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Asilomar is the beach but it also has a great hotel, lodge for families. Check it out on your next trip to Monterey Peninsula. Rustic, but historic. Family style dining and close to the water. Also great for reunions.

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Washington, MO
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was an awesome hike along the shore. There isn't swimming, but you can dip your feet or climb around on the rocks and watch the waves splash high on the rocks.

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Cincinnati, OH
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice newer paths alongside the beach that overlooks the sand and tide pools. Clean and parking available. Very uncrowded in early mornings and week days. Many cyclists and runners using the bike paths on the road next to the beach also. Beautiful and peaceful area by the ocean. Stayed close by and never tired of taking a daily walk along... More

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lightmoment
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Dunes, soft and hard sand, rocks, cliffside paths, and relentless waves make this a must stop place for me everyday. It's never the same and it's always either enchanting (in the misty foggy weather) or breathtakingly beautiful in the sun and wind. You'll see otters, seals, dolphins and whales on most days of the year along the stretch that runs... More

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