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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  • The seaside highway linking Monterey to Carmel has a side beautiful views of beaches and other various beautiful houses with gardens, golf course, etc. Pretty much same.
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  • The state beach is just steps from the Asilomar Conference grounds across highway 1. It's a spectacular, wide sandy beach with lots of places to stroll and beach comb. Check the tide schedule if you w...  more »
  • Beautiful to behold, this beach and the scenic drive leading to it rival the 17 Mile Drive. Easily reached, and roadside parking.  more »

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