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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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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 describes the breathtaking views of...
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

What can I say? A beautiful beach with lots of boardwalks to walk on and explore not just the waves and the beach but the neighboring dunes and wildlife. Easy to park, although maybe not in the summer. Fun to watch the surfers.

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Union City
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great trails to walk with my dog. The crashing surf was magnificent and all the rocks were beautiful and gleaming.

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Walked this, drove this, cycled this, never bored. Close to Pacific Grove, just as nice as 17 mile drive.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We walk along the beach trail, stop look at tide pools and enjoy the wonders of this area. Every where you look there is something interesting to look at and if you love nature this is the place to go.

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A picture-perfect area on the coast, complete with a gorgeous beach and exceptional architectural elements. As mentioned, this place comes complete with exceptional sunsets. If you have the time and are interested in the history of the site, be sure to ask about the ranger-guided walking tour.

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a short walk from where we stayed and our family truly enjoyed the wonderful display of nature. This is a very peaceful area and makes you appreciate the natural beauty of the West Coast.

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Acampo, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Make sure you park with the flow of traffic or you get a ticket. It has a nice path way to beach and not steep at all.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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218 reviews 218 reviews
28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a beautiful beach! It is easy to access, but be careful when parking; make sure that you park off of the bike path and watch for distracted drivers and pedestrians. The wind can be strong so dress warmly and watch for blowing sand. The beach is particularly beautiful at sunset, so check for the time of the setting... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Truly one of the most beautiful beaches and stretches of beach in the world. Lots of dogs off leash but most are friendly. Some one had even made a cute snowman on Christmas Eve! Sunsets are spectacular.

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Monterey Park, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We saw people climbing rocks all the way out. Unfortunately the tide was coming in, and it would have made for very difficult trek for the kids. Only one adult made it out, but it would have been ok for the little ones if the tide was low. The waves were amazing as they crashed against the rocks. The view... More 

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