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Asilomar State Beach, Pacific Grove

4.8
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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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  • It's a pleasant place to take a stroll. The scenery is easy on the eye and the ocean breeze feels good on your face. There was a small structure where we temporarily took refuge when it began to... 
    It's a pleasant place to take a stroll. The scenery is easy on the eye and the ocean breeze feels good on your face. There was a small structure where we temporarily took refuge when it began to...  more »
  • We could walk here from our rental, the boardwalks lead to picturesque vistas, seating, beach access and something new around every twist and turn. 
    We could walk here from our rental, the boardwalks lead to picturesque vistas, seating, beach access and something new around every twist and turn.  more »
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  • Asilomar State Beach is a beautiful location that I stumbled across one day while down in Pacific Grove. It has a pretty boardwalk and a cool little gazebo to sit in and take in the views. It is definitely windy and gets pretty cold here towards the evening. Watching a sunset from here is worth it. Love all the sandy dunes and plants surrounding the ocean path and has stairs that take you down to the rock area if you want to get a closer view. Great views and quiet location.
  • A nice beach with a good board walk. Even though there were a reasonable amount of cars parked, the beach didn’t feel busy. Pretty dog friendly, too. Some tide pools, tool. While we saw “no fires” signs, a number of people were doing bonfires as the sunset. FYI — did not see any restroom facilities

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