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“Such a Beautiful Place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Asilomar State Beach

Asilomar State Beach
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US$65.25*
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1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour
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Owner description: The name of this State Beach means "a refuge by the sea," which describes the breathtaking views of forest, surf and sand on more than 105 secluded acres of scenic forest and sand dunes.
Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Such a Beautiful Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

This is a string of beautiful beaches along a lovely walking path.
Each one has its own character. They are different every time we visit.

Visited October 2013
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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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“Soft Sand and Beautiful Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

One of my favorite beaches. Because it is part of the State Park system, it is well cared for and rarely overcrowded. Great views of the total coastline and fun tide pools to poke around at low tide. Plenty of space for a long walk.

Visited October 2013
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“Perfect Spot to Watch the Sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Maybe I'm just nostalgic because this was the place I saw my first West Coast sunset, but I think it's the perfect spot in the Monterey area to see the sunset. There's a gazebo with a great view. It was gorgeous and quiet.
FYI, the ocean winds are chilly: don't forget a jacket!

Visited October 2013
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Pacific Grove, CA
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Tidepool Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Any time is a good time to visit Asilomar. The sand is fine, there are usually surfers and there are no crowds. On the southern end of the beach, which is Pebble Beach, Rover can roam off leash although local who use this beach extensively expect dogs to be well-behaved. From the north end of the beach, a boardwalk hugs the ocean and has some wonderful views. This is a great walk in Dec-Jan and Mar-April to watch for grey whale spouts. The central/southern part of the beach also has a boardwalk that leads into Spanish Bay. The beach is also outstanding for tide pools exploration. At both the northern and southern ends of the beach there are exposed rocks at low tide. Check the local paper or your Monterey County Herald app for low tide times.

Visited October 2013
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful fine white sand beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

What a beautiful beach - the sand was so fine and white it was hard to walk on! Spent a few happy hours walking along the shore and reading our books here.

Visited October 2013
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