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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!!!

Gorgeous, rocky and sandy coastline!!! Loved this beach and Carmel by the sea the most. There is an amazing path that runs along it for walking or running. We took a long walk one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous, rocky and sandy coastline!!! Loved this beach and Carmel by the sea the most. There is an amazing path that runs along it for walking or running. We took a long walk one morning along it and watched all the surfers ready to get in the water.

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I truly enjoy this exquisite and majestic space where I can be free of the city sounds. Walk about on your own or with family and friends as this is a cherished experience. Sorry that I cannot be more helpful with regard to the amenities that are offered. I will pay more attention and post accordingly.

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California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful white sand beach, with beautiful rolling waves, across from Asilomar Conference Center, and adjacent to Spanish Bay. The water is too cold for most of us to go swimming, but there are often surfers to watch in their wetsuits.

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Petaluma,California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A mere 7 minute walk from our motel and through the Asilomar Conference Center, the beach is beautiful, dog friendly and well maintained. Did not hurt that it was a clear sunny day which allowed us to observe mainland China. Relaxing and a joy to walk... more locals than at some other beaches such as Lover's Point.

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Vancouver, Canada
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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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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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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Michigan
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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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