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“Many rocks....little beach...”

Asilomar State Beach
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$65.25*
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1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour
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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.
Aptos, California, United States
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78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Many rocks....little beach...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Calling Asilomar a beach is a bit of a misnomer....it' is essentially the end of a rockflow that extends into the ocean. It is very beautiful but also very unsafe. Annually, someone drowns at Asilomar when they are caught by a big wave that washes them out to sea. There are much safer beaches in the Monterey area.

Visited October 2012
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Salt Lake City
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wild and windswept”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is a beautiful state beach on the Monterrey Peninsula. It's on the tip of the peninsula in Pacific Grove and felt a world apart from the shopping and attractions in Monterrey. I stayed at the Sea Breeze Inn and Cottages a couple of blocks from the beach and would take daily walks early in the morning while my friend slept in. Beautiful sand dunes and interesting tidal pools. The path is well maintained along the beach and through the dunes, with benches to rest and enjoy the solitude.

Visited July 2012
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Northridge
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“No words for this area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

It is so beautiful in this area. We were there after a rain and it was absolutely like a picture. Love the tidepools.

Visited November 2012
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great walks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Beautiful place to walk especially at sundown. It is across the street from the Adril Cottages where we stay.

Visited October 2012
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Sacramento, California, United States
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“Nice beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

Great place for a walk anytime. The beach was safe and clean with spectacular views. There was a family of deer there that didn't seem alarmed at all.

Visited October 2012
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