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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tide pools” (77 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 7 August 2016

We were staying at the Asilomar Conference Center with boardwalks leading down to the main beach area. Lots of beautiful white sand for all kinds of beach activities. We saw all ages enjoying themselves, some surfing, some running into the waves, some just relaxing on...More

Thank Nan R
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Beautifully designed, the boardwalk is great with the kids to walk by the beach. Stunning vegetation, beautiful scenery.

Thank Genny0717
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The beach is so beautiful! The trails are nice for your walks. They do a great job with the natural plants you can see the plants as you are going on the trails to the beach

Thank Buttons M
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is one of our favorite beaches to visit in Pacific Grove. The crashing waves are breathtaking! The white sands glisten. The wildlife and sea life are abundant.

Thank cheri a
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were footsteps from Asilomar State Beach. We walked different segments each day and loved every stretch along the way..

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We arrived too early to check into our hotel and decided to stop at the Asilomar Conference Center to view the coast. We parked in the lot closest to the ocean and near a greenhouse where we read the signs about beach rehabilitation and the...More

1  Thank Laura B
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Beautiful area for walking. Accessible by walking, car or bike. Not recommended for pets or swimming.

Thank coastdweller2016
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a beach to walk on or you can walk on the path which is nicely laid out. The choice is yours. You have to like dogs, people, and be prepared for weather changes. You never know what you will find that has washed...More

Thank delen1
Reviewed 26 July 2016

There are nice walking trails along the ocean front and spectacular views. The main beach has plenty of sand and is good for surfers.

Thank cswhite285
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Love this beach! Lovely white soft sand. Surfers delight too. Tide pool beaches down the road. Bon fires ok at night. Always a treat!

Thank Amy B
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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
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.
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. :)