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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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1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour
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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.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tide pools” (86 reviews)
“white sand” (22 reviews)
“low tide” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
800 Asilomar Blvd, South of Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
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+1 831-646-6440

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"tide pools"
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"sea life"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If visiting PG, be sure to hop over to Asilomar State Beach. This will get you over the tip of the peninsula to be able to see an incredible Pacific coast sunset. Beautiful and scenic!!

Thank Shannon T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my children’s favorite beach. During low tide they love to scamper and check out all of the tide pools. Even my hard to impress teenager gets into it. It’s a beautiful beach just for taking a walk too. We will continue I come...More

Thank Roberto R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For decent parking spots, arrive early. Lovely walk on the coast. Most people park along the southern portion of the beach; there is parking along the northern portion of the state beach as well. Easy stroll to Asolimar to visit Phoebe's Café (open to the...More

Thank Art046
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kick back and enjoy the gorgeous scenery or lace up your running shoes for a nice run. I opted to relax while my husband opted to run along the trails; we both enjoyed the view of the beach itself as well as the ocean.

Thank Noelle K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the Monterey area, you must come for a great walk on the beach and end with something from their cafe - maybe sit by the fires or outside.

Thank SD7372
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

amazing sunset spot, though you are not alone. lots of people. lots of places to explore, lots of rocks and tidepools, lots of dogs and surfers too

Thank rosar779
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the area visiting a friend. We are always looking for a dog friendly beach for our dog and we travel between chrissy field and carmel . This beach is dog friendly even though I did see a sign about X off leash...More

Thank pittman
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The surf, the tidal pools, the trails all make this a place worth a visit if you are visiting the Monterey Peninsula. If you're a surfer this is your spot in the Peninsula. Nearby is the Asilomar Conference Grounds which has food, drinks and restrooms...More

Thank hal t
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Asilomar is spectacular with its beach, ocean, sea life, birds. Sunsets are usually worth the wait. There is an easy walking path which provides an awesome view.

Thank 828margaretc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach was an interesting visit. Unusual 11 foot waves. Only disappointment was extremely rocky beach. It was difficult to walk on. We did find a bench and enjoyed the waves from that angle.

Thank ponydan
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Melanie D
5 July 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
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John K
29 June 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.
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Nazy5519
2 May 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. :)
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