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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Loved it all! Especially the sunsets and boardwalk, and quiet but friendly locals and fellow travelers.

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Apache Junction
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Pounding surf! Great for long walks. Swimming, surfing. Peace and tranquility. It's all right here!!!

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Peoria, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The walking paths were great. Not a good place to find shells, but the stones are lovely. Lovely beach wood scattered on the sand make for great sunset watching venues.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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18 attraction reviews
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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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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