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Asilomar State Beach

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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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Happened upon this by accident. Very beautiful spot. Landed up spending half a day here taking pictures and climbing on the rocks to explore the area. Would have liked to stay... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Happened upon this by accident. Very beautiful spot. Landed up spending half a day here taking pictures and climbing on the rocks to explore the area. Would have liked to stay longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This beach was within close walking distance to our hotel so we came by every evening to enjoy the amazing sunsets. It was never too packed so it was a very relaxing experience to just sit down on the sand or walk through the cool water all the way down the beach. We will definitely be back. It's one of... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This beach is lovely. Take a walk, sit and talk, relax. This is a nice beach regardless of the weather or time of day.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have come for half a century to this expanse of rocky out crop over the Pacific Ocean at the southern tip of Monterey Bay- and while family has changed in form, this breath taking experience has not! Come here at sunset, in any season and savor nature in its majesty!!! Truly difficult to put into words how beautiful!

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love this beach. Love this so much more than Monterey Bay.. Take the time to drive around the corner and see this beach.

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Tracy,CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A day's outing at the beach collecting sea shells, pine cones, seaweed, and making sand castles. Saw wild life: deer.majsomsaw some whales feeding off shore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a beautiful and rather peaceful beach where my family and I had the opportunity to watch a pod of whales swimming off the coast. There are easy hiking trails and, in the daytime, places to contemplate the beauty presenting itself before you , while at night, the sky above the ocean is lit up with stars as far... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The rocky coastline is tames by the trails, although rock climbing is alluring to the able. Beach-walking in another area. Fabulous views of the Pacific surf crashing against rocks. Ample parking for sunset, which is probably the best on the west coast. .

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Lisbon, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Rugged seashore area. A nice place for a picnic on the beach or to just sit and reflect. some rocks to climb around on, benches for sitting on. not suitable for swimming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Beautiful beach with so much to do. The tidepools are active all day, you can see hermit crabs going nuts in the morning. It's also a nice beach to hang out at and watch the surfers and boogie boarders. You can have dogs on leash here too.

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