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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  • If visiting PG, be sure to hop over to Asilomar State Beach. This will get you over the tip of the peninsula to be able to see an incredible Pacific coast sunset. Beautiful and scenic!!  more »
  • This is my children’s favorite beach. During low tide they love to scamper and check out all of the tide pools. Even my hard to impress teenager gets into it. It’s a beautiful beach just for taking a ...  more »
  • For decent parking spots, arrive early. Lovely walk on the coast. Most people park along the southern portion of the beach; there is parking along the northern portion of the state beach as well. Easy...  more »
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