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Pacific Grove, California

Exploring Asilomar's Ancient Sand Dunes

Originally added by Karissa Frye

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. Check out Asilomar Conference Grounds for lodging and more!

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