Asilomar State Beach

Phone Number

(831) 646-6440

Park Hours

Asilomar State Park Office: M-F: 9:00-5:00


Dogs Allowed?

Dogs allowed on beach, trails, and conference grounds. Dogs not allowed in conference ground buildings.

Driving Directions to Asilomar SB

Asilomar State Beach is adjacent to Sunset Drive in Pacific Grove.
Asilomar Conference Grounds is at 800 Asilomar Avenue in Pacific Grove.
Directions to the Asilomar Conference Grounds: From the North (Santa Cruz):
Take State Highway 1 south towards Monterey.  Exit at Highway 68 West to Pacific Grove.  Follow to Sinex Avenue (approximately 2.4 miles).  Turn left on Sinex Avenue and continue to the Asilomar Conference Grounds entrance (corner of Sinex and Asilomar Avenues approximately 0.8 miles).
Directions to Asilomar State Beach: From the North (Santa Cruz):
Take State Highway 1 south towards Monterey. Exit at Highway 68 West to Pacific Grove. Turn left on Sunset Drive in Pacific Grove. Follow Sunset Drive to Asilomar State Beach.
Directions to the Asilomar Conference Grounds: From the East (Salinas/Highway 101):
Take Highway 68 West from Salinas. Turn south on Highway 1 (aproximately 15 miles). From Highway 1 take 68 West into Pacific Grove and proceed as above.
Directions to the Asilomar Conference Grounds: From the East (Salinas/Highway 101):
Take Highway 68 West from Salinas. Turn south on Highway 1 (approximately 15 miles). From Highway 1 take Highway 68 West into Pacific Grove and proceed as above.

Asilomar State Beach does not have camping facilities as it is a day-use only beach. The Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds facility has several lodges with rooms available for overnight stays. Please select the Online Reservations button for more information.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Hiking Trails
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Beach Area
Vista Point
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible

Welcome to Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds!

Social Hall

About Asilomar

A California State Park since 1956, Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds State Park provides visitors numerous opportunities for a variety of scenic walks along Asilomar State Beach, the Asilomar Coast Trail, and through the Asilomar Dunes Natural Preserve, as well as the opportunity to stay on-site with a variety of overnight room lodging, dining and conference meeting room facilities available. For accomodation to stay at Asilomar, click on "Reservations" button at top of page. 

State Parks staff takes the lead in protecting and educating visitors about Asilomar's historic buildings, as well as the forest, dunes and beach habitats, providing information and oversight in monitoring the delicate balance between preservation and public access.

Our concessionaire, Aramark, operates Asilomar's hotel, conference and special events reservations, as well as Asilomar's gift shop, Crocker Dining Hall and Phoebe's Cafe. For more information on current services and hours of operations for these facitilities, please visit


Visiting Asilomar State Beach

Asilomar State Beach is a narrow, one-mile strip of sandy beach and rocky coastline in Pacific Grove, CA. Once called Moss Beach, this beach is known today as "Asilomar State Beach" named for the historic Y.W.C.A. Asilomar Conference Grounds adjacent to this coastline. 

Asilomar State Marine ReserveAsilomar State Beach is within the boundary of the Asilomar Marine Reserve, is a Marine Protected Area which extends from Point Pinos to Point Joe. All marine animals and features (including shells and rocks) are protected. No collecting or fishing is allowed - your help is needed to maintain this coastal area as a healthy habitat for future visitors to enjoy! 

Asilomar Coast Trail- The Asilomar Coast Trail begins just north of Asilomar's main beach and consists of a ¾ mile walking trail giving visitors access to Asilomar State Beach's rocky coastline and pocket beaches. The coast trail is accessible and a beach wheelchair is available upon request at the registration desk inside the Phoebe Hearst Social Hall. Visitors can access Asilomar State Beach and the coast trail from 27 entry points along Sunset Blvd.

Park Regulations: All entry points to Asilomar State Beach and the coast trail are signed with park regulations. (Please see "Park Regulations" in the information section to the right for more information.) 

  • No Alcohol
  • No Bonfires 
  • No Camping 
  • No Dogs Off-Leash 
  • No Fishing or Collecting 

Please Note: There are no restrooms or picnicking facilities on the State Beach.

Restrooms: Our public restroom is located at the Phoebe Hearst Social Hall located on the Asilomar Conference Grounds across the street from the main beach. 

Parking: Vehicle parking as well as a bicycle lane is adjacent to the beach and coast trail along Sunset Drive. Please park off pavement to avoid parking in the bike lane. This will keep our bicyclists from having to ride into traffic and will keep you from getting a parking ticket from the city! 


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Professional photographers wishing to use park settings for publication for either film or still photographs must obtain a permit from the California Film Commission at


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