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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 2013
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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Benicia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I have been vacationing at a family beach house right across from this beach for over 8 years now. I have brought many friends & family & everyone loves it. The sea otters & whales are so fun to watch. The waves are heavenly & the sunset is gorgeous. We've had bonfires, BBQs & frisbee matches here. My husband purposed... More

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Pacific Grove, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great beach and easy access with plenty of parking areas. Favorite surfing location and excellent for all types of beach lovers. I live here and enjoy the peaceful environment that it invites.

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Walnut Creek, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

One of the best tide pool beaches ever ! one of the prettiest as well ! It poured when we were there but we still enjoyed our visit !

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Asilomar beach is a lovely place and a visit to the Monterey peninsula would be incomplete without visiting it, in my opinion. It is located in Pacific Grove, within easy distance of downtown Monterey, and is also very easily accessible via public transit (MST Bus #1 has a stop at the Asilomar Conference Grounds from where a short boardwalk leads... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I really nice for a walk on the beach or have a picnic, but it can get chilly and windy fast. It can be foggy soon too

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
65 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Love the chance to get out doors and walk this beach. Was a perfect day and fun to people watch and see all the things going on Enjoyed walking it very much

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Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I visited several days while at a conference at the Asilomar conference grounds. The trails are very well maintained, and quite extensive. They have lots of signs describing the wildlife and the evolution of the sand dunes. The main beach gets pretty crowded on a sunny afternoon, but the trails that lead down through the nature preserve leave you pretty... More

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SoCal
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

What else is there to be said? Asilomar is one of my favorite stretches of Monterey coastline. I've visited in beautiful sunny weather, when the ocean is the most amazing turquoise and also when the skies and the ocean are gray. I definitely prefer the sunny days, but it is beautiful any time of the year and in any weather.... More

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Bend, Oregon
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Beautiful environment and scenery. Go at Sunset and relax and enjoy the ocean and beautiful surroundings

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Asilomar State Beach has it all, unless you are looking for commercialism. Obviously popular with locals and travelers. Very "natural".

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