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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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buckley, wa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

What a beautiful beach. You can walk, run, ride a bike, or just sit and sip your coffee while taking in the beauty.

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What a great stretch of beach with a boardwalk to stroll and watch the sunset. We unfortunately only had one night here on our way down the coast. Cambria seems like a great relaxing seashore town. We saw whales and sea lions. We would love to go back and rest for a while!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Spent hours looking for and collecting awesome rocks. Even found a piece sea glass! The beach was beautiful and quiet. Very few people, which made it even better.

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Meyreuil, France
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205 reviews 205 reviews
57 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There are over a dozen hotels/motels to stay in Moonstone Beach. All of them look good, and all opposite the Pacific Ocean, with those amazing sunset views. The water may be cold, but the view is HOT! Go stay for a few days, or longer. This place is gorgeous. Whales will show you how they love it too.

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Fresno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Fine restaurants and great sunsets. Nice any time of the year . Wish we could come over from Fresno more often

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Glendale, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A lovely, rocky beach on California's Central Coast. The boardwalk along the beach makes for a lovely place to walk and Moonstone Beach is just 5 minutes from Cambria's excellent restaurants.

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Los Angeles, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the perfect beach for those who love to look at the water. There is a long. winding, wooden boardwalk that follows the coastline. There is a point where you can stop and take in the view and take pictures. Parking spots along the road. There is a park at one end with plenty of parking. Picnic benches, porta-potties... More

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