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Moonstone Beach

Cambria, CA 93452
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Geologic Formations
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
Traveler Description:  Moonstone Beach is a gorgeous strech of coastline in the Cambria area.  Here you will view waves crashing on the surf and see numerous sea lions... more »
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A great boardwalk along the whole length of the beach with superb views of the coast, seabirds(pelicans, cormorants,gulls,sandpipers, a heron) and animals(seals and the occasional sea otter, plus umpteen ground squirrels running round your feet.. Can be very windy!

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Denver, Colorado
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282 reviews 282 reviews
49 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Moonstone Beach is a lovely area with a road running alongside it for a couple of miles. There are small, boutique inns and hotels and restaurants across the street. The area is perfect for walking, jogging or enjoying the waves. Several excellent restaurants are in town but we suggest the ones across from the beach so you can get a... More

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Hertfordshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Don't go to Moonstone Beach for a swim! We arrived to see an amazing site of pelicans fishing! A real wild life sanctuary however I have no idea if it is the same all year round.

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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This beach is at the tiny central coast town of Cambria, a great place to relax and enjoy the nice climate and outdoors. East of the PCH is the town, with 2 distinct parts, ample dining choices, antique shops and art galleries. West is the shore, residential areas and many small, unique motels. Moonstone beach is delightful - you can... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It's a pretty beach with lots of colorful stones, although mostly not moonstones. We spent two hours walking around and collecting some pretty stones. I even found a couple little sea glass chards.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

we are there every May and it's great, a little cold but great but then again we aren't going swimming at this time of year. it's more like the food, the atmosphere and a warm fire.

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Hammond, Louisiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our 3 days at moonstone Beach. Nice bences to sit on and enjoy the view. Great sunsets...

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Galiano Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

On our return trip to Canada, we stop here and enjoy the scenery very much. Have stayed out at or near San Simeon , but wanted to be a little closer to this little village and the beautiful , stunning Moonstone Beach. What a beauty, spectacular views, breathtaking boardwalk that seems to go on forever. Wild critters and lots of... More

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Los Angeles, California
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31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This beach has wonderful walkways all over with breathtaking views anywhere you go. Would highly recommend for young and old!

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logachelle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Moonstone Beach and Cambria in general is one of my very favorite places. I might be a bit of a rock hound but I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't be enchanted by the beautiful pebbles in every color, shape, and size imaginable. The gorgeous colors and interesting patterns have been polished to perfection by the millenia spent in nature's own... More

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