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Moonstone Beach

Cambria, CA 93452
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
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Owner description: Charming and natural beach.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Boardwalk along the Pacific Ocean. What is not to like? This is a simply spectacular walk rain or shine!

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Santa Ynez, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Moonstone beach has always been a great place to visit and to view the ocean. I've visited many times with family and friends. Now there's a quiet place under a tree to reflect on the view and think a bit. It's a special bench that's been placed in honor of Jim Hayes, a Cal Poly Journalism professor. Located just off... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Moonstone beach is a classic Californian grey sand beach. spent a good 2 hours searching through gravel to find 15 moonstones, but there are so many other interesting coloured stones its very distracting. I have never seen such a multitude of coloured stones. best after the surf had died down after some big surf. big surf sent the rocks out... More

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The wooden walkway, make for a great stroll we saw lots of seals, and birds. There are benches to sit on and just watch the waves come in. Lovely at sunrise and sunset.

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Neston, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We only had one night here and it was only supposed to be a stop off point. We were sorry afterwards that we didn't stay longer. Waiting for the sun to set we saw whales spouting on the horizon. The beachfront had a Boardwalk and on a perfect summer's evening as when we were there, it was the ideal place... More

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vandenberg village, ca
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191 reviews 191 reviews
24 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Beautiful and very popular location to enjoy walking on the above the beach. Directly across the street from the many Moonstone Drive hotels. Enjoyed the ocean views and watching the many surfers.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We just returned from a 3 day stay at Moonstone Beach. We stayed across the street and had a short walk to the beach nature boardwalk where we walked each morning. We saw lots of birds and squirrels. We also enjoyed the viewing areas along the way as well as the seals on the rocks. We had a very enjoyable... More

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traverse city, mi
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Board walk goes about 1 mile along shore line. Good place to stroll with your significant other. Lots of opportunities to see seals, otters and hawks. Other side of street is lined with motels from mid range to expensive.

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Acampo, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a beautiful beach with a long, perfectly maintained board walk. The waves crash below and the water is the most amazing blue you will ever see. There are tide pools and access steps down to the beach. Lovely!

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WINTER HAVEN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A good beach to walk...there are no shells just pebbles and we spent hours looking for jade and moonstones.

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