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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  • Great location for joggers, fishermen and sightseers. Lighthouse is right there for a tour, and Asilomar Conference center close by.  more »
  • Yet more lovely Pacific Grove, Monterey Peninsula, beach spots. Can't miss here. It's a great spot. Rocks, beautifully colored water, sandy beach, picnic tables in some spots.  more »
  • We live in PG and Asilomar is definitely a go-to beach. Easy to access from the road, and certain sections allow fires. Dogs are allowed. If the weather is nice, Asilomar makes a great spot to catch t...  more »
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