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Address: Cambria, CA 93452
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
Description: Charming and natural beach.

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This is a small strip of the central coast that is tucked away like a hidden jewel. Plenty of natural sea critters to see close by. Top notch dinning options within 5 min... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
embreyo3000
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Dalhart, Texas
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Dalhart, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a small strip of the central coast that is tucked away like a hidden jewel. Plenty of natural sea critters to see close by. Top notch dinning options within 5 min walking distance from almost any small inn along this street. Unique and a must see for those seeking a very quiet and private getaway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Seals, tide pools and just plain fun hiking and exploring on the beach. We hiked up to numerous seals (but not too close) and watched them for almost an hour.

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Costa Mesa, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The boardwalk is lined with wood logs, making it easy for a stroll and squirrel watching, while taking in the fresh ocean breeze and sweeping ocean view. The few beach accessible areas are covered in small perfectly tumbled pebbles the color of cinnamon and sand.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There is a long boardwalk along the water front. One end takes you to a park where there is a river. The other end takes you to a car park where you can walk over rocks and there are many tide pools here. Walk on the beach and go hunting for colourful stones. I took a bag with me for... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We loved the rocks and watching the surfers. Wish the water wasn't so cold! Great area, we can's wait to go back!

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Monterey, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Liked everything. Calm, romantic, uncluttered, peaceful. Take a long walk, just enjoy the scenery, best at sunset or early morning. This is a wonderful almost serene pause between LA and San Francisco.

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San Diego, California
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62 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

dogs are not allowed on beach but I guess some people just cant read those signs. It is a lovely beach, long walks, please DONT feed the squirrels as they are undermining the bluffs and carry disease.

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PA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Ample parking, a lovely boardwalk, and some great sunset and surfer watching. I cannot think of a better way to spend an afternoon. Go here. Do it. A tip: all of the restaurants (and hotels) along the beach are insanely expensive. Stay in town and drive (or bike) over.

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Studio City, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Moonstone Beach itself is just a lovely place to visit, even if you don't stay there. Called Moonstone due to the beautiful tiny white stones which cover it and cause it to "glisten," it is family friendly and dog friendly, allowing you to surf or swim if you enjoy that, or simply sit on the beach reading a good book.... More 

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Redondo Beach, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is one of our favorite locations along the California coast. The beach is wild and natural. The elephant seals and sea lions along the coast are fantastic. The hotels at Moonstone Beach are romantic and friendly. Great for couples or family. Cambria is a beautiful little town. We come back I was every year.

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