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Moonstone Beach

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

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scenic view

beautiful. must walk along the beach. relaxing and enjoyable. romantic or great for a morning run. I will definitely return

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
j0rge23
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

beautiful. must walk along the beach. relaxing and enjoyable. romantic or great for a morning run. I will definitely return

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Cambria
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We've been coming here as locals for 13 years, and they have a couple of really dishes that are consistently good. However, the fish & chips are definitely hit and miss. This visit it was like there were two pieces(small) that were particularly tough. The fish is never very crispy as their coating is a lighter type, but this time... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Overlooking the pacific, the outdoor or indoor dining is excellent. We eat there whenever we are in Cambria.

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phoenix
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

there were no moonstones of large enough size to take. and they are white. bleh I'm used to Mendo area for a beach/rocks. that drive some say is so great? it was bleh and foggy and twisty curvy. pretty awful

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Falmouth
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111 reviews 111 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Whether at high noon or setting sun both the walk and the beach is an experience to remember. It rivals anything my wife and I have done on beaches east or west coast. Parking is easy all along the drive. Our trips west take place in February to May so our experience is limited to that time but each time... More 

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

fun to find little treasures in the surf. The area is gorgeous and the boardwalk along the beach is fantastic for walking. So many views that bringing your camera is a must. Search for moonstones especially after a rainfall. I wouldn't go here in spring or summer due to the heavy fog. Winter and fall is the best weather.

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Atascadero, California
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309 reviews 309 reviews
112 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

MoonStone Beach in Cambria extends to the south along MoonStone Drive. From the Parking lot on the bluff it sweeps to the south and is a lovely panorama to my eyes. On a sunny day, and remember the winter is sunnier than the summer, the green to deep blue water and the razor sharp horizon, and the sun glittering ion... More 

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San Leandro, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The beach has a nice walkway and the weather was just perfect. We got up early so we cuold see the sun rise and have some quiet time on the beach. It is a beautiul beach. Very Godly and serene.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The boardwalk is amazing! Looking for Seals is always fun! Kids have a fin time as well walking along the beach.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

At the south end of Moonstone Drive. Straight across 101 from Cambria town. Large grassy area protected from winds. Pool. Bathrooms. Did I mention the super beach for sunbathing, walking and general great atmosphere?

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