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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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A beautiful beach

This is a very easy beach to get access too. It's pretty and clean. I love being at the oceans edge... sand in my toe's and the fresh sea breeze in my face.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

To drive along the 17 mile drive route, you will have to go through booths to pay a fee. As we are not mad or keen golfers, we didn't bother with this drive. We were after the views of the waters so driving along the coast from Seattle to LA, we had seen many amazing scenes so this one wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a very easy beach to get access too. It's pretty and clean. I love being at the oceans edge... sand in my toe's and the fresh sea breeze in my face.

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Wonderful beach for walking, watching the waves and surfers and you can bring your dog here. It can be a bit windy and cool on overcast days, but who cares? Bundle up and enjoy. Behind the beach is a boardwalk that takes you along the ocean, Spanish Bay golf course and over to a small parking lot in Pebble Beach.... More 

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful setting for a conference. Although buildings seem far apart when you look at them on a map, they are not. It is a lovely walk if you are at an event that requires you to go to several locations on the grounds.

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great place to sit and watch the birds and seals and wait for the sunset! You can walk around the rocks and tide pools at low tide and look at the sea life. .

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Manassas, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I tried twice to enjoy a sunset along this beach, but the clouds did not cooperate. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful area to just sit and listen to the waves. There are plenty of places to park, all along the coast, with clear and easy trails to the rocks or water, depending on the area. I enjoyed stopping at several... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Another stop along the way to view the sunset along the coast. This beach didn't have as many large rocks as some of the other pull-offs so check them all out to see what you like.

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The Dalles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great paths for walking. Many tide pools for exploring. No bathroom facilities at the beach but you can walk to the main Asilomar Hotel bldg.

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Bardonia, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A nice drive along the Pacific Coast. One can see sea lion, squirrels and birds. Very nice rock formation by the water.

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Florence, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Crashing rocks, otters, great views of the ocean. Nice tall trees, cool ocean breezes, dangerous to climb on rocks--be alert for big waves!

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