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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  • Simply stated, if you want fresh fish in Monterey, make this your restaurant of choice. Over the past few years on visits to Carmel we have dined there at least 10 times and each meal has been...  more »
  • This is a wonderful stretch of rugged beach, dunes, tides and walking trails. It doesn’t feel consumerized, rather it feels very much like you are just getting to enjoy nature.  more »
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