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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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Beautiful beach and oceanfront trail....better than beach trail in Monterey.

Just outside the city of Monterey you come to this beautiful stretch of beach with a trail that goes right beside the ocean. You can park anywhere along the road for free and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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272 reviews 272 reviews
108 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Just outside the city of Monterey you come to this beautiful stretch of beach with a trail that goes right beside the ocean. You can park anywhere along the road for free and start your walk. We walked for two hours, round trip, past crashing waves, lots of small beaches, lovely sand dunes and vegetation, shore birds, squirrels and deer.... More 

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Martinez, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I love this part of the Pacific Ocean and Asilomar State Beach. On our day of arrival, my husband and I sat on some rocks and had our lunch while being entertained by the birds and deer that live in this area. The weather was absolutely perfect and the beach was very clean.

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Auburn,CA
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33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is our 2nd visit to this beach with our grandson to study the washed ashore kelp that we saw at the aquarium. We climbed on some rocks at the north end and came across a possibly abandoned sick seal pup just sitting there still alive. No lifeguards seen and being a monday, not a lot of people to report... More 

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

gorgeous scenery and dunes. Our hotel (Deer Haven Inn) was just a stroll away and you can literally hear the ocean from your hotel door.

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Carmel, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The English rendering of the Spanish word, "Asilomar," is "shelter/asylum from the sea." Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove, California affords the locals and visitors alike with a lovely setting in which to ponder the beauty of nature and refresh yourself in all of its splendor. It provides one with shelter from the mundane and endless vistas to absorb and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I walked around the trail for over an hour and found it to be very relaxing with several wildlife viewings in and out of the ocean.

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Walnut Creek, CA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

a natural setting. Lovely beach and when the tide is out you can access tidepools. Take your own food/drink --there are no nearby places in this area.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nice rocky beach, BIG rocks, LOTS of rocks. Makes for a TON of tide pools where you see lots of wildlife, also BIG Rocks means LOTS of birds.

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Pensacola, Florida
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My opinion: this is the most beautiful stretch of beach in the world. You can have your tepid waters and flat waves; give me Asilomar Beach, cold, wild, waves crashing against rock that can rip you to pieces. Nature can be cruelly beautiful, and this beach captures the mix of gorgeous sky, sea colors and crashing waves. This beach is... More 

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Carmichael, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What can I say, this is a great white sand beach! A great place to either walk, relax and do nothing, but look at the ocean! They have wonderful walkways down to the beach. It has never been crowded when we have come. It is a great place to take your shoes off and wade in the surf. We enjoy... More 

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