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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

The name of this State Beach means "a refuge by the sea," which...

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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"Great beach, even in the fog!"

Love this beach! Lovely white soft sand. Surfers delight too. Tide pool beaches down the road. Bon fires ok at night. Always a treat!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Amy B
Castro Valley, California
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Castro Valley, California
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this beach! Lovely white soft sand. Surfers delight too. Tide pool beaches down the road. Bon fires ok at night. Always a treat!

Thank Amy B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located near Asilomar state conference center. This beach is beautiful. Nearby are dunes that were mined for and in the last century -- they used to haul it out of there by the trainload...yes the RR came here and the old roadbed has been turned into a recreation trail which runs through the surrounding woods. Rocks and tide pools abound... More 

Thank Keith B
Antioch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Here you can go tide pooling, climb on rocks, get your feet wet or go body surfing. It's a great beach to have a picnic in a private little cove and go for a stroll along the beach.

Thank korneliastrong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Long sandy beach on the windward side of the peninsula. Warm when sunny and calm. Can get chilly at other times. Kite flying is great when the breeze is up. Reef break surfing, tidepooling near the two ends of the beach and kelp to play with, but the main attraction is splashing in the water -- for kids anyway... the... More 

Thank David C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic beach for walking, romantic strolls, viewing the ocean and sunset, spotting seals and otters, and visiting beaches and tidepools. A clear dirt trail winds along the coast for 1 mile, and a wooden boardwalk path (like Moonstone Path in Cambria) winds through 25 acres of reserve land sand dunes, where you can view wildflowers and small wild animals. The... More 

Thank Queen J
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we came here a few weeks ago we saw lots of little red crabs all over the beach and a swarm of seagulls were feasting on them. Quite a sight! One of our favorite beaches in Pacific Grove, in the past we've seen abalones, anenomes, and by the wind sailors along with lots of cool shells and birds. A... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beach that I consider one to admire not only because it is beautiful but also for all that is around it: great rocks formations, crashing waves, seagulls galore and quite often Sea Otters. I would not recomment it for small children or beginning swimmers.

Thank M1chael
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

what a beautiful magical palce to come ! Definitely come in the summer and if you are lucky the sun will be shining and you can enjoy the cool breezes and low temps of Pacific Grove

Thank RGb747
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the tidal pools but the lack of restrooms turned us off. We had a six year old with us. Can be very windy and cool bring blankets. Great fun to watch the surf and surfers.

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Asilomar State Beach is easily accessible and has nice sandy beaches . The area has rough water so expect to have lots of fun plying in the surf. The area is surrounded by sand dunes and walkways through the dunes (dunes are protected areas). The Asilomar Sate Park facilities are across the street and have bike rentals, a social hall... More 

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