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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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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a picturesque beach, great for wandering along the boardwalks. The nearby Harbour Seals are fascinating to watch at various tide levels.

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The inn we booked in Cambria was right across the street from this beach so we strolled over to have a look. Wow, it's a nearly perfect beach for a short or long walk. Not only that, there is a wooden boardwalk for easy walking up above the beach. In fact, you can stroll on the boardwalk for most of... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful, natural beach. Walked along it, as well as the board walk. Wish we had had more time to spend here and will be back. Definitely get here for sundown

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Missouri City, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The beach at Moonstone is absolutely beautiful!!!!! We saw whales spouting just off the coast line. The scenery is amazing!!!

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Stockton, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

There is something so soothing yet energizing about being at the ocean. The water was the bluest I've ever seen!

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New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

great little beach for walk on the beach. Seals and seastars right in front of you. Nice boardwalk for strollling too.

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Merced, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

you can find little rocks called moonstones. My child loved that! We stayed at the Mariner's Inn that was across the street from Moonstone. We loved walking around there. There were some seal and sea otter sightings too.

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Phoenix, AZ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I loved the beach, the boardwalk, the restaurants, the hotels, the quiet evening, the smell of the ocean and the sound of the waves on the sand just across the street from the hotel.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Loved the beach! So relaxing to walk up and down the sand or along boardwalk. The tide pools were my favorite part! They're located (looking at the ocean) on the right hand side at the end of the beach. We saw lots of harbor seals on the rocks. Some are camouflaged so look carefully. One popped up in the water... More

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Golden, Colorado
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120 reviews 120 reviews
20 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is the 3rd time I have been to this beach, can never get enough of it. It isn't sand it is little pebbles, so amazing. I could stay for hours and have. A must see.

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