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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” (81 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 13 September 2016

A must see and it's free! So amazing! You should not miss going to this beach, probably one one the most beautiful I have ever seen. Can't wait to go again!

Thank JASALS1300
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We love Asilomar, have been there many times. Love that this is never really crowded, so you can enjoy a relaxing time at a beautiful beach. Walks on this beach are the best and rejuvenating.

Thank CAManSon
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This hidden gem beach comes as a surprise, it is huge, therefore not overcrowded and it still offers an amazing connection to pristine nature. Sand dunes, flowers and birds, waves and bonfires, white sand and nice trails, you can walk for miles toward Pebble Beach...More

Thank citineraries
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Spectacular...waves crashing energizing my spirit. The beach is long but my sister and I stayed on the more rocky areas. She's more of a flat beach kind of girl but I won the battle. Worth a trip and plenty of parking

1  Thank Oceangal18
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Lovely, lovely- beautiful sunsets! Love the Bon fires too but one thought though- there appeared to be a lot of burned wood pieces mixed into sand from old fires?

Thank Kat E
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Spent half a day here with a 6 year old. Great beach! Pretty drive to get there, lots of tide pool stops on the way. Very wide, nice sand. Beautiful views. Lots of parking. What's not to like? :)

Thank derezago
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We love this beach, good mix of soft sand and rocks, plenty of trails and board walks to enjoy. We've seen whales from the beach here and many pretty sunsets, go, you won't regret it

Thank Colbyjames02
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent beach with wonderful areas to walk. Easy parking along the road. Keep walking to get away from the summer crowds.

Thank Viajera59
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It's the beach so it's perfect! Low tide is great for tide-pooling. Take binoculars for whales and dolphins. Lots of seabirds and local ground squirrels. Keep an eye on them, they are beggars! I could sit here for hours watching the waves roll in. Nice...More

Thank justgo64
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful and peaceful place. Cool tide pools. Go early to avoid car loads of other tourists.

Thank Lester M
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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. :)