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

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Colourful stone hunting and walking in tide pools

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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659 reviews 659 reviews
361 attraction reviews
456 helpful votes 456 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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

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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San Diego, California
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62 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

dogs are not allowed on beach but I guess some people just cant read those signs. It is a lovely beach, long walks, please DONT feed the squirrels as they are undermining the bluffs and carry disease.

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PA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Ample parking, a lovely boardwalk, and some great sunset and surfer watching. I cannot think of a better way to spend an afternoon. Go here. Do it. A tip: all of the restaurants (and hotels) along the beach are insanely expensive. Stay in town and drive (or bike) over.

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Studio City, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Moonstone Beach itself is just a lovely place to visit, even if you don't stay there. Called Moonstone due to the beautiful tiny white stones which cover it and cause it to "glisten," it is family friendly and dog friendly, allowing you to surf or swim if you enjoy that, or simply sit on the beach reading a good book.... More 

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Redondo Beach, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is one of our favorite locations along the California coast. The beach is wild and natural. The elephant seals and sea lions along the coast are fantastic. The hotels at Moonstone Beach are romantic and friendly. Great for couples or family. Cambria is a beautiful little town. We come back I was every year.

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Aurora, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My boyfriend and I played all along the beach climbing rocks, taking pictures, and watching the sunset. It was way too cold, but we got into our bathing suits anyway. Great memories!

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Maybe we had a bad day, but I have not found this place any special. It is just a beach. There are nicer views in the area (e.g. San Simeon pier or seal nursery) and definitely more romantic places to stroll.

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Hong Kong, China
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155 reviews 155 reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A refreshing way to clear your head, walking on the beach. Lots of wind, so best done on a warm day as we experienced. I can believe that this could be a bleak place in the winter

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