Ways to Enjoy Asilomar
What's the weather like at Asilomar?
Spring is clear and sunny, Evenings are cooler, and sweatshirts or a lightweight top layer are recommended for outdoor activities as it can cool off quickly once the sun goes down.
What should I wear? What type of clothing should I bring?
Casual! Layers! Casual attire is always appropriate. At Asilomar, "formal" simply means that you wear socks and your best pair of khakis. If you plan to be outside in the morning or evening (take a walk on the beach, for example), you'll want to bring a jacket or warm sweater, Be prepared for temperature fluctuations. Bring a bathing suit if you want to use Asilomar's outdoor heated swimming pool.
At Asilomar Conference Grounds they have a deep respect for and commitment to the environment. With their unique coastal location on marine-protected waters, they recognize the need to protect this rare environment where they live, work, and play.
We encourage attendees to bring reusable bottles to help with waste reduction. There are many filtered water fountains around the grounds.
Recycle! Reuse! Compost!
Asilomar has created an additional venue within the Hearst Social Hall which has quickly become a favorite place to gather and relax for guests and local residents alike. Phoebe's Cafe has enhanced the Asilomar experience in a style that remains true to the historic nature of the entire grounds. Sit back in the comfortable, antique setting of the Cafe and Social Hall to enjoy coffee and tea creations, and fresh baked goods! Cafe's Hours: 6:30am to 10:00pm- Daily
Asilomar Walking Tours
Three self guided walking tours on carious aspects of the park are Julia Morgan Architecture, Asilomar Birds & their Habitats, Asilomar Ramble, Dunes & Coast Trail Hike. These tours will help bring a new perspective and renewed appreciation to the park’s natural and cultural history. At this time California State Parks staff offer a choice of one of the following complimentary tours per conference group booking meetings at Asilomar. Tour needs to be scheduled in advance, preferably no later than one month prior. Priority for complimentary tours is held for conference groups staying at Asilomar; off-site groups are able to book a tour at Asilomar with CSP staff for a reasonable fee.
For advanced registration please contact,
Asilomar State Park Interpreter; Lisa Bradford
Asilomar has a volleyball court just waiting for you on the beach. Bring your own volleyball or stop in the Park store to borrow one of ours. The court can be reserved through our Front Desk. Court usage is complimentary but a $5 refundable deposit is required for the use of our volleyball.
Trail riding or beach riding- why not do both? If you don't have your own bike, we have bikes available for rent at the Park Store.
Hiking and Walking Trails
We have park trails to offer hiking and walking enthusiasts. With 107 acres of land at Asilomar , there's plenty of terrain to explore.
Park guest can unwind in Asilomar's outdoor heated swimming pool, open from dawn to dusk each day, year round. Towels are available for use at the pool only.
We have two antique pool tables located in the Hearst Social Hall. Use of these tables is complimentary.
Grab your binoculars and head out to one of our trails for some great bird watching. Check with out Front Desk to learn about some of the best places to catch a glimpse of our local species.