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

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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Oceanport, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One of my favorite parks. Walk along the paths, explore tidepools, watch the seals and at the end of the day, quietly sit and absorb a fantastic sunset!

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Redwood City, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
57 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Gorgeous scenery and some amazing homes front the area. A few too many dogs for our taste. If you are a dog lover, then this might be the place for you.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Right off Ocean View Drive...it is a preserve, so pristine, but with some comforts including a gazebo and steps that take you safely down to the water/rocks. The air is amazing and the views ever changing.

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Manteca,CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We drove through these lovely grounds and pictured what it was like for my partners parents when they attended teaching seminars there back in the 70's and 80's

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Montclair, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Long, wild and wide crecent beach that draws you in and soothes your sole. Easily reachable from the Asilomar Conference Center where we stayed.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Pristine beaches, frigid water, lots of surfers sometimes. Incredibly scenic, walk along the beach or climb some of the rocky outposts.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This beach is what you imagine all CA beaches should look like. Easy access from Asilomar Conference Center. Plenty of parking available along the street. Extremely clean.

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