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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.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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800 Asilomar Blvd, South of Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
+1 831-646-6440

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed several trips to this beach within our 5 day stay in Pacific Grove. Tide pools, kite flying, saw several moon jelly fish, enjoyed watching many surfers. Both in the am and Pm hours. FUN! FUN! FUN!

1  Thank Mtntopmama
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make time to walk on the beach. I love it so much, I think I'd like to live within walking distance of this beach.

Thank ChloeBird
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Asilomar Beach offers some of the best coastal views in the state. Remember, the water here is cold, and a wet suit is often advised for swimming and surfing. Great place for whale watching, snorkling, and relaxing amidst a gorgeous view. If you are not...More

Thank Carole C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to explore tidal pools and a really nice, clean sandy beach next door. Sea anemones, minnows, rock scrambling, etc. Dead sea lion on rock was a downer. This isn't Disneyland.

Thank AdventureDad123
Reviewed 1 week ago

The coast area around Asilomar State Beach offer some gorgeous views, but beware: Highway 1 is blocked by a landslide at Big Sur and there is no detour (like the signs warn).

1  Thank JBuckel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Among the most beautiful coastline areas in the entire state of California! The dunes before you get to the water's edge are resplendent in native dune plants and local wildlife(shore birds aplenty and sea mammals include sea otters and sea lions in the surf). The...More

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Asilomar Beach has some of the best views of the coast. We rented bikes one day and rode along it for miles. Also a wonderful place to sit and read a book. Lots of nooks and crannies for privacy.

Thank MBH611
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are breathtaking vistas at Asilomar. I've gone there many times over the years and have more photos than I know what to do with. On one of my trips there, I even saw deer, although on my most-recent trip, I didn't see any.

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful, wild craggy rock jut-outs and a cove nestled between wth a sandy stretch of beach laden w/ surfers, fighting the knee- highs this day. Long board/cliff(?) walk to accommodate the meditative and jogging folks, with ample parking ring side. Gorge!!!!!

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous view and the kids love the rocks but not a lot of marine life in the tidal pools. Sand is perfect.

Thank torticus
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Melanie D
6 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
30 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.
3 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. :)