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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  • October 4, 2017
    We walked here our first night in Pacific Grove - we were staying a few blocks away on the other side of the golf course. Our purpose was to watch the sunset over the ocean (being from the East we don...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    Along the Sunset Drive in Monterey, there is this beautiful beach with white sand and jagged rocks. Continuing along Sunset Drive you will reach the famous 17-Mile Drive, past the beautiful town of Carmel and, further South, the magnificent Peninsula with Point Lobos nature reserve (paraduso photographers!). The place is very nice and impressive. Worth a short trip, from Monterey along the ocean, up to Point Lobos.
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  • September 27, 2017
    Love everything about Pacific Grove. Asilomar State Beach is beautiful for walking and you can wonder off for interesting walks through the quant 1920s neighborhoods too.  more »

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