Asilomar state beach is home to a preserved and beautiful sand dune habitat.

Asilomar State Beach covers 107 acres of land. It is home to a delicate ecosystem that has been sustained through the years after it was almost destroyed. The intricate dunes at Asilomar are what have survived after the over-grazing back in the early 1900's that damaged about 480 acres of dunes. Asilomar put a boardwalk in place to protect these dunes from traffic. The delicate plant life in the dunes is what holds them together. These dunes are a perfect example of what can occur when balance is lost and then found again. The dunes create amazing light that adds to its other-worldly landscape.

Please avoid trampling the delicate plant system in the dunes! Stick to walking on the sidewalks where they are provided. 

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Sun Protection
  • Walking Shoes
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Activities Chillin, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Beach
Handicap Accessible
Scenic

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Asilomar, or “refuge by the sea” definitely lives up to its name. The beach is expansive and less-populated than other nearby destinations.

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Hike Asilomar State Beach

Activities off the trail include sea kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. The ocean is cold - so a wetsuit is recommended.

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