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Asilomar State Beach

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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Vail, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We walked the beach and trails almost everyday we were there. It was clean and well groomed. The view of the ocean was beautiful and revigorating.

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

nice walkway on beach and lots of nature to observe. also great sunset. even surfers to watch depending on time of year

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Burlington, Vermont
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103 reviews 103 reviews
13 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

While staying Asilomar, of course went to Asilomar State Beach. It is not to be missed. You can walk on the beach, or walk the narrow boardwalk which winds its way among the native vegetation. Quiet, Peaceful, and Resfreshing!

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Monterey, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Arrived an hour before sunset & saw about 50 whales putting on a great show, very close to the shore. Beautiful sunset with lingering colors even an hour after it sank into the sea.

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Nelsonville, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Love this beach, great tide-pools and rock formations. The Point Pinos overlooks the area and keeps the boaters safe. It is amazing how fast the fog rolls in and you can't the beach or the water (within seconds, it seemed).

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NC Smokies
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It is hard to match the beauty of Pacific Grove and Asilomar is particularly beautiful. There is a walkway to the beach from the center

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Walk this beach if at all possible. There is a trail for a mile with access to various tidepool areas. Sunsets are wonderful.

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Santa Cruz, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Whether you're with family or taking a solitary walk, be sure to head over to this long beautiful beach. The fine white sand is perfect for making drip castles with kids of all ages. Summer afternoons can be great for boogie boarding. With miles of trails, it's also a great place for a long walk or bike ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

How lucky am I, my sister lives in Pacific Grove, California! Just a short walk to beautiful beaches and stunning sunsets. I have had the great pleasure of spending time with my family here in late September for the last three years, so I'm gearing up for the brisk and beautiful season of sunset watching. The wandering paths to the... More

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Love staying in the historic lodges, especially since we had the common room with the fireplace all to ourselves. Nice to be able to walk through the dunes to the beach, get a glass of wine on the café terrace, and enjoy the sight of deer roaming the grounds.

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