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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Spent hours exploring here & didn't want to leave! From the ocean to the stunning cliffs to the colorful rocks & moonstones to the tide pools filled with crabs & starfish to the seals perched out on the rocks....it's California nature at it's finest <3

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burlington,ky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Definitely take the beach access road to visit Moonstone Beach. The are quaint hotels right along the beach. Next time I will stay there.

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It's a beautiful little beach. There's a "boardwalk" all along the edge of the beach/road that you can walk along. Weather is generally cool, so I did not use for water activities.

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our teens love that we set them free on the giant climbing rocks. Gorgeous beach - the little stones for which it is named are lovely. Great sunset views!

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coronado
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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

These are not moonstones on the beach, they are chalcedony. The beach is spacious and sunset is beautiful, but the sand is gray--not as inviting as white or pink !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It's a nice and quiet beach. Beautiful for a nice relaxing walk. It is close to the town. There a lot of small little shops and restaurants. I bought some moonstone earrings while there.

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Fresno, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We live in Fresno Ca so when we need a reprieve we head out to the Pacific Ocean. One of our favorite spots is Moonstone beach and the facinity. We travel with the family dog and just love the small parks and views of the ocean. Several nearby restaurants are among our favorites. The drive through the central vally can... More

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately, so many tourists have collected stones from Moonstone Beach that today it doesn't look like the pictures. The colorful stones that remain are only very small ones and the majority of the beach is a typical sandy California beach. You can still have fun collecting colorful small stones. But this unique spot is disappearing through over-harvesting.

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San Diego, California
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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

One of the most gorgeous unspoiled coastal spots. I'm grateful not much has changed here in decades. Pace is slow, people are mindfully quiet at sunset and the natural beauty is quite a site.

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Burbank, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

sand is not great but the boardwalk is fabulous with praire dogs poking their heads up occasionally.

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