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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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buckley, wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

What can I say other than the tide pools are as good as it gets. The amount of sea life was amazing and the seals and sea lions were on the rocks right off of the shore. At the right time of year the elephant seals are just a short drive away.

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a good beach to watch the sunset from and look for rocks and moonstones on the beach. It smells sometimes and is not a pristine beach but we still like it and look forward to it. Bring your bottle of wine from the local winery, or sit in a local restaurant and watch the sun set.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Loved the beautiful and unique stones. Lots of squirrels and birds. There wasnt much I did not like.

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