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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  • Path is well maintained and an easy fun walk. Sun set is a must see. Dog friendly on the north side of the creek that splits the beach. 
    Path is well maintained and an easy fun walk. Sun set is a must see. Dog friendly on the north side of the creek that splits the beach.  more »
  • I first went to Asilomar for a Mensa function while pregnant with my daughter Molly. The cafeteria food is great. You are in Pacific Grove, right at the tip of the peninsula of Monterrey. Remember....  more
    I first went to Asilomar for a Mensa function while pregnant with my daughter Molly. The cafeteria food is great. You are in Pacific Grove, right at the tip of the peninsula of Monterrey. Remember....  more »
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  • Too many cars and too many people!!!
  • This is such a beautiful beach! This is a beach where you are able to bring your dogs and let them play and have a great time it's just below a golf course there's a path leading down to it The sand is super fine. It is nice and open and clean. There is a lifeguard tower however there was no lifeguard duty on the day we visited. Absolutely beautiful a wonderful place for anybody to go and enjoy themselves with children it seems to also be a great place to walk along the Long Beach and lots to look at. There's parking along the road not very difficult to find. It's very clean absolutely lovely I highly recommend checking it out. Bring a jacket though! It does get cold Don't let the sunshine fool you. :-)

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