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Asilomar State Beach

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Address: 800 Asilomar Blvd, South of Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Phone Number: 831-646-6440
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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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Gorgeous Sunsets

Being out in Monterey/Pacific Grove for vacation, we quickly found Asilomar to be our favorite place to watch the sun set over the Pacific. There are several very scenic spots to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Richard B
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Urbandale, Iowa

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Gilroy, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is typical of the beaches in this area, sand and rocks, The setting (Asilomar) makes it special. If you have never stayed, try it! sleep to sound of wind rustling the trees, and muted waves from the beach

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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being out in Monterey/Pacific Grove for vacation, we quickly found Asilomar to be our favorite place to watch the sun set over the Pacific. There are several very scenic spots to view the sunset and take lots of pictures. Lots of rock formations with the waves crashing over, pelicans flying by, and surfers. Very scenic and very beautiful. If you... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we stayed at an Inn across the street from the beach access. our room had a fire place, they served wine in the evenings. just a short walk across the street is the trail to the beach. so beautiful and peaceful.

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Visalia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stay about 6 blicks from this beach. I luv it. It is also dog friendly, which is a plus. It is clean and family friendly.

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great road to drive with plenty of places to pull over for the views or get out and walk. Asilomar has plenty of Boardwalks through the dunes so you work up an appetite for a local seafood dinner.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's worth the trip. I am partial to the ocean and driving along Highway 1 Asilomar State Beach is a place to stop. Especially with your dog.

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to believe this place is so close to the hectic city and highways. A great place to relax.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful vast beach, very quiet and deserted wheb we visired orher than gog walkers - all of which were lovely and chatty!

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see and it's free! So amazing! You should not miss going to this beach, probably one one the most beautiful I have ever seen. Can't wait to go again!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Asilomar, have been there many times. Love that this is never really crowded, so you can enjoy a relaxing time at a beautiful beach. Walks on this beach are the best and rejuvenating.

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