Coast Trail at Asilomar State Beach (SB) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.
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Group Tours Group tours are a great way to introduce your classroom or other large, organized group to the State Beach. To schedule a beach program with State Parks staff, contact the Asilomar State Beach Office: (831) 646-6443. Our Mission The mission of the California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disibilities who need assistance should contact the park office. This publication is available in alternate formats by request, and is also available in pdf format on the Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds website: www. parks.ca.gov/Asilomar ©2016 CA State Parks. All Photos ©2016 CA State Parks. Cover photo by K. Minerva Printed on recycled paper using vegetable-based ink. Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds A Unit of California State Parks Asilomar Coast Trail A Self Guided Tour Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds W elcome to Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds - where every day is a walk in the park! This guide highlights some of the interesting features of the Asilomar Coast Trail. Many of these features can be seen during your walk. Two Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary interpretive signs are located alongside the trail Sea Otter with information about the marine sanctuary. Sea lions, seals, and sea otters are some of the marine mammals frequently seen resting on rocks or feeding in the coves adjacent to the trail. Starting Out You can begin your walk from any location along the Coast Trail. The trail is fairly level; comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The trail distance is one mile, one way, from the Conference Grounds (2 miles round-trip). Allow approximately 60 minutes to complete the Coast Trail walk (round trip). Free parking is available in designated spaces located off the shoulder of Sunset Drive. The Asilomar Coast Trail is accessible to all visitors, including those with special needs. Please refer to the map for accessible parking adjacent to wheelchair accessible portions of the trail. An allterrain beach wheelchair is available for visitors with mobility limitations by contacting the Asilomar Conference Grounds front desk prior to your visit: (831) 372-8016.