Asilomar State Beach, Pacific Grove

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Beach · Hidden Gem · State Park
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Take in panoramas of the forest, surf, and sand, and watch for birds, seals, and whales on Asilomar State Beach. Walk down the 1.2 km (.75 mi) coastal trail through native vegetation. Watch for moon jellies and tiny crabs and investigatesee the tide pools and rock formations as you stroll along the 1.6 km (1 mi) beach. Snorkel or scuba dive to get up close with marine life offshore. The trail leading to the beach is wheelchair accessible and beach wheelchairs are available to rent. Cycling is permitted on the nearby bike lane. Note that the beach does not have restrooms. Use our Pacific Grove trip builder tool to visit Asilomar State Beach on your trip to Pacific Grove, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • One of the loveliest spots near a full-service city. Feels like Californian dreaming - travelling weekdays avoids crowds. 
    One of the loveliest spots near a full-service city. Feels like Californian dreaming - travelling weekdays avoids crowds.  more »
  • Very large beach. My only trouble is the sand is to soft for my beach power wheelchair. We reached the beach using the 17 mile drive from the north. Very pretty. You do drive by the lone famous....  more
    Very large beach. My only trouble is the sand is to soft for my beach power wheelchair. We reached the beach using the 17 mile drive from the north. Very pretty. You do drive by the lone famous....  more »
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  • This beach boasts some of the best sand in the peninsula with easy access from the road with street parking as well. There's a board walk that follows the coast along the golf course and offers great views of the rocks and tide pools. Dogs are allowed if they are on a leash. Bring your backpacks and flip flops because bicycles are not allowed if you plan to haul things. Come for a walk, or a swim if you don't mind the water temperature!
  • Too many cars and too many people!!!

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