Asilomar State Beach, Pacific Grove

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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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  • This beach has a wild current so swimming here is not for the weak swimmer. It is used in the summer for training junior lifeguards. It has tide pools at both ends of the beach, along with some clean ...  more »
  • Just beautiful. Long winding beachfront walk viewing the spoils. Path has been made with synthetic boards and is even accessible for those with physical limitations. Goes on forever. Peaceful. My only...  more »
  • We stayed at the Asilomar Conference Center so was able to walk just 5 min to the beach and enjoy the raw beauty of the place. It's fun to watch the surfers and walk along the boardwalk or beach.  more »

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