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Asilomar State Beach Tours

Asilomar State Beach
Located on Monterey Peninsula, Asilomar State Beach is scenic stretch of sandy coastline offering unparalleled Pacific views. Visitors enjoy the pedestrian Coast Trail, a dog-friendly beach, and self-guided walking tours. This mile-long beach is a local favorite for surfing, and it's a top spot for tide pooling.

The Basics
Visit the oceanfront expanse of Asilomar State Beach for opportunities including outdoor exploring and hiking. You can arrive by car, as the beach is a short drive from Pebble Beach and Monterey. Or, enjoy the coastal sights on an e-bike ride or sea car tour. Tours typically leave from nearby Monterey, and let you explore Monterey Bay's top sights along the way.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Pet owners shouldn't miss Asilomar State Beach, as it allows leashed dogs.
  • There are no restrooms at the beach; find them nearby at Asilomar Conference Grounds.
  • For visitors with reduced mobility, a beach wheelchair and walker are available.
  • The beach is part of the Asilomar Marine Reserve, so collecting shells and rocks is not allowed.
  • The on-site Asilomar Lodge is dedicated to rest and reflection, and its rooms have no telephones or TVs.

How to Get There
Located on the Monterey Peninsula in Pacific Grove, Asilomar Beach is easiest to reach by car. Take Highway One and exit at Highway 68 West; turn left on Sunset Drive and the beach is straight ahead. Another great option is to take an e-bike tour of the coast. These guided rides typically stop at Point Pinos Lighthouse and Asilomar Beach, so travelers can take in the great views.

When to Get There
With limitless coastal beauty, there's no bad time to visit Asilomar Beach. To enjoy hiking the Coast Trail or walking on the white sand, plan to visit in the day. Evening is a great choice, too—there's nothing quite like a Pacific sunset, so arrive before the sun goes down. For the best weather, and fewer tourists, plan to visit during sunny, off-peak months. Your best bet is between April and May or September and October.

Exploring the Asilomar Dunes Natural Preserve
Just across the street from the beach is the Asilomar Dunes Natural Preserve. This outdoor expanse includes a quarter-mile of boardwalk weaving through a dune ecosystem peppered with native plants. Enjoy Pacific Ocean vistas—at several lookout points—and end your stroll at the Asilomar Conference Grounds. Warm up at Phoebe Hearst Social Hall, where you find drinks, snacks, and a restroom.
Address: 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA, USA
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1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour

1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour

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Enjoy an independent sightseeing tour by Sea Car to discover Monterey Bay and the Central Coast at your own pace. Aboard a 2-seater, GPS-guided convertible that navigates itself, you can cruise along the Pacific shoreline or through town. Listen to recorded commentary about attractions like Monterey’s historical center, and admire views of the ocean. The scooter car tells you where to drive, from Cannery Row and more.
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  • 1 hour
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3-Hour Electric Bike Tour Along 17 Mile Drive of Coastal Monterey

3-Hour Electric Bike Tour Along 17 Mile Drive of Coastal Monterey

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Discover the natural and manmade beauty of 17-Mile Drive on an electric bike tour from Pacific Grove. The e-bike allows you to cover more ground without getting worn out. The tour is great for the whole family, with the option to ride tandem with children weighing up to 120 lbs (54 kgs). Along the way, learn about the area from your guide and make stops at impressive viewpoints.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
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Monterey Half-Day Electric Scooter Rental

Monterey Half-Day Electric Scooter Rental

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Electric Scooter Rentals (seated position, easy to drive) which feature App driven GPS self-guided tours of the Monterey Peninsula. We provide everything that is needed to go out and have fun. You can use our tour routes, freestyle your own route or a combination of both, we have a great outdoors experience to make new memories! Enjoy the wind on your face with an easy on, easy off vehicle. Let the Adventure Begin!
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  • 4 hours
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Scenic 17 Mile Drive Self-Driving Audio Tour

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Scenic 17 Mile Drive Self-Driving Audio Tour

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Explore the famous 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, Monterey with a self-guided audio tour! Learn about iconic landmarks like the Lone Cyprus, Seal Rock, and Spanish Bay as you drive past. Discover the history behind Cannery Row, Monterey's Aquarium, and Fisherman's Wharf. Experience this ultimate scenic drive at its fullest. This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore Monterey with maximum flexibility and value. Here's how it works: Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the first stop, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience. Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking! Recommended: purchase one tour per car. Everyone can listen at the same time! This is not an entrance ticket. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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