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Moonstone Beach

Cambria, CA 93452
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
Owner description: Charming and natural beach.
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Type: Beaches, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
Owner description: Charming and natural beach.

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Santa Clarita, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Moonstone Beach has a two mile long boardwalk that runs along the beach, past all the inns. It is very popular with walkers, joggers, and dog-walkers!

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Sacramento
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were right across from the beach. In the morning we walk along the beach. We came back in the afternoon and had lunch on one of the picnic tables. In the evening we walked along the beach again. The weather was very nice. Just a little cool in the evening.

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

friendly from reservations to arrival and departure nice quiet room with fireplace tasty hot breakfast perfect place to stop before visit to Hearst castle or travel to Big Sur coast

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Fountain Valley, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Gets crowded, but there is a wooden walkway all along the beachfront, and plenty of beach to not be on top of other people. We had a very pleasant stay there and you are minutes away from Cambria.

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Malibu, CA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We drove to Moonstone beach and walked about 2 miles on the beachside path. It was lovely and eazy. We did it twice during our visit.

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Ridgecrest, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had a bit of time to kill before our reservations at Hearst Castle and stopped at Moonstone Beach for a few minutes. I had a great time looking through all the pebbles for little treasures. I'd love to go back and spend the day.

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Ft Lauderdale
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Walking on the board walk, watching the ocean, watching the sunset and looking for moonstones bad for a wonderful experience

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Ventura
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great walking path with steps down to the rocky beach below. It's not very long or lit but we like to stroll along here at sunset, the views are gorgeous. Sometimes you can see the seals too.

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Chicago
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Whether you choose to walk the beach or the boardwalk, this is the perfect stroll for ocean viewing, spotting wildlife, and visiting easy-access tidal pools. Lots of shells, interesting geological rocks on the beach and, if you walk further --- off the boardwalk to the south, you will find a variety of artistic benches commemorating those who loved this area... More 

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Newport Coast, Ca
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a good look at one Sea Otter rolling in the surf and enjoyed the leisurely stroll. This strip of little hotels and a few restaurants is very peaceful.

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