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

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One of the prettiest places on the California coast

Midway between LA and San Francisco, this is a perfect place to stop and we stop here every single time we travel either north or south on PCH1. We love to walk moonstone beach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Midway between LA and San Francisco, this is a perfect place to stop and we stop here every single time we travel either north or south on PCH1. We love to walk moonstone beach, admiring the beautiful colorful stones which make up the beach, enjoying the peacefulness, walking the boardwalk above the beach. This is why we keep coming back.... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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76 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I have heard of Moonstone Beach before and was wondering where it was. When we were driving up north, just passed the town of Cambria and before Hearst Castle, San Simeon area, saw the sign, "Moonstone Beach Drive" and just had to ask my husband to turn back and go. Drove down to the beach first and came back and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful walk, but is is more touristy than Fiscallini ranch, but still worth seeing. And it is a easy trail for people.

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Orange County, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Moonstone Beach is probably one of my new favorite places. We booked a room across from the beach and enjoyed multiple walks on the boardwalk. We missed seeing the sunset over the beach, but I imagine it would be gorgeous.

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Dalhart, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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