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Asilomar State Beach

800 Asilomar Blvd, South of Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
+1 831-646-6440
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“tide pools” (81 reviews)
“white sand” (21 reviews)
800 Asilomar Blvd, South of Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
+1 831-646-6440

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Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Best beach for doggies in Monterey Bay. Loved it so much. Half the beach is a offleash dog area and the other half is on leash. On the side on leash there is a good selection of tide pools to check out. Just above the...More

Thank Grizzly A
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Great hiking trails along the coast. Great boardwalk trails. Great sights of crashing waves and calm tide pools.

Thank BlackRoseCher
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Went for a nice walk on the beach but did not have to walk on the beach. Raised wood plank path made of a nice leisurely stroll

Thank wingnut457
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Amazing walk early in the morning. Tidal pools, great view. Take a walk from the western point around the lighthouse to Lover's Park.

Thank ChuckParker
Reviewed June 4, 2016

Nice boardwalks in certain areas leads to the beach and they actually allow fires on the beach. It is always clean and have never come across rude people. We have a blast here with our dogs. Be sure to ask someone local where the dog...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The views were great and the breach was relaxing. We went when the park opened so it was not crowded. We enjoyed our visit.

Thank kaecher
Reviewed May 30, 2016

We've come here a few times over the years and it is full of people but doesn't feel crowded. We just spent a couple of nights hanging out on the beach for sunsets. While there may be prettier beaches South of here, it was great...More

Thank sutrotower
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful beach for walking/beach combing. The white sand sparkles like sugar. It feels upscale because of the neighborhood, but this is California living!

1  Thank Margaret L
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

It's fabulous. What else can you say. White sand, boardwalks, plants and birds, a stunning windswept beach like in the movies. Great walks to be had here.

Thank Dweezil28
Reviewed May 26, 2016

Asilomar Beach is my favorite beach on the central coast. There is always a good set of waves and plenty of room to enjoy time on the beach. There are not any facilities there, but there is a lot of beach.

Thank mikepontarolo
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Melanie D
July 5, 2017|
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Response from Sherri P | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know fires are not allowed on the "State Beach" (the end closest to the road) however you can have small Webers or hibachis. If you cross the small stream going from the boardwalk to the sea( the county end... More
John K
June 29, 2016|
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Response from mfags | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it, there are several port a potty units in place along the beach road.
May 2, 2016|
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Response from TonjaCee | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We saw several dogs and very few of them were leashed. They were all well behaved and it seems everyone does clean up after them. We saw no "gifts" left behind. :)