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Asilomar State Beach

Address: 800 Asilomar Boulevard, South of Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone Number: 831-646-6440
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Private Tour: Monterey Coastal Sights by Bike
97%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The name of this State Beach means "a refuge by the sea," which...
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & 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 acres of scenic forest and sand dunes.
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Port Orford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Asilomar Beach has been a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike for many decades. It is a broad white sand beach where gather walkers and dog walkers, runners, picnickers, families, lovers. conventioneers (the adjacent Asilomar conference facilities), seniors, surfers, volley ball and other sports players, photographers and artists, wildlife enthusiasts, sunset enthusiasts, storm watchers . . . well you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

A lovely view and good trails along the coastline for running, biking, and walking. Parking along streets available.

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You can walk all the way from Asilomar State Beach to Monterey and see a beautiful coast line. Be sure to take in the Asilomar Conference Grounds, it is open to the public. Also you can tour the lighthouse. At the opposite end of the walk from Asilomar is the famous Cannery Row. It is about a three mile walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

come here with friends and enjoy the beauty and fantastic wildlife: pelicans, seals, kelp, and everyone and their dog!

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Asilomar State Beach is well worth the detour. If you start out at Lovers Point and follow the coast line, Asilomar is the last publicly accessible point on the coast before Pebble Beach. There's tide pooling, waves, nice beach walking as well as a path through the headlands. Parking can be an issue, just be sure to park all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Asilomar beach is a very beautiful stretch along the magnificent California coastline. We can just sit and gaze at God's creation. The whole experience is awesome. Watching and listening to the waves crash on the rocky shore line is very peaceful. We were also able to see numerous whales spouting. A must to see and experience in you are any... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Beautiful beach ! If you come early enough drive slowly and you can park along the road - if not be patient! Bring your bikes, sand toys, beach chairs, picnic baskets but please do clean up after yourself ! Tons of beautiful wildlife living in the area most especially at the tide pools ! We came twice - once in... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

easy to park at. not nosey though its right next to the road. beautiful and clean beach. very peaceful! absolutely love going down there

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Love to hear the ocean and watch the surfers! Love to walk and or just sit and watch the waves come in. Sunset is beautiful from this view.

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A really great beach to spend the day, and stay on for the sunset. There are easy pathways all along the beach with places to walk down to the water and check out the tide pools. It can get crowded, but there is lots of street parking all along the long road. And check out the rest of Pacific Grove... More 

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