Asilomar State Beach and Coast Trail

Monterey, California

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Asilomar (meaning “refuge by the sea”) State Beach encompasses 107 acres at the windswept, southwest corner of Pacific Grove. The state park has an exposed rocky headland with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, tidepools, dunes, cove beaches, a wind-sculpted Monterey pine and cypress forest, sheltered overlooks and boardwalk paths. The park includes the Asilomar Conference Grounds, a national historic landmark.

Asilomar State Beach and Coast Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Asilomar (meaning “refuge by the sea”) State Beach encompasses 107 acres at the windswept, southwest corner of Pacific Grove. The state park has an exposed rocky headland with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, tidepools, dunes, cove beaches, a wind-sculpted Monterey pine and cypress forest, sheltered overlooks and boardwalk paths. The park includes the Asilomar Conference Grounds, a national historic landmark."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Monterey
Distance: 2.4
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Monterey

Asilomar State Beach and Coast Trail Reviews

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5/17/2009
Dune Boardwalk was somewhat boring as was alot of the 17 mile drive - though the coast is worth a few photo ops and short treks and is a car to car hike for sure.
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