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Moonstone Beach

Cambria, CA 93452
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Cambria
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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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We walked the boardwalk with the squirrels and wildflowers. The sea and seals were such a beautiful sight. The benches seem to be placed at a perfect spacing to be plentiful yet not take away from the beauty.

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london
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went climbing rocks and searching for tiny gem stones , very pretty . A good stop halfway from la to San fran

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Don't expect solitude on a walk on the boardwalk above Moonstone Beach. It's a busy but delightful spot for enjoying the ocean and getting a bit of exercise. We saw dolphins and sea lions, in addition to a variety of birds, from the vantage point of the boardwalk. Also surfers when the surf was up. Access to the beach is... More

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Martinez, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The beach itself is great and searching for moonstones is the past time or just sitting and looking at the waves works too. Tide pools at lower tides are fun too. Access via stairs in multiple places makes it easy..

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Amazing crashing waves of the pacific a must see just stunning walking area and pebble n Beach. Lovely beach side accommodations and restaurants.

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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It is not a trip to Cambria without taking a walk on the beach. It is always fun looking for shells and rocks that have washed up from the ocean. The really nice thing is the board walkways which runs the length of the area over looking the beach. It makes for a great evening stroll. All the Inns and... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Beautiful! It has a great walking path alone the shore. There is also one restaurant there which is pretty good.

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Big Bear Lake, California
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64 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My wife and I visit family in the area and we regularly walk on and near this beach. It is rarely crowded and always clean/well maintained. You often times see deer grazing in the area around the beach and there are also many other types of wildlife that come about from time to time. Due to the fact that this... More

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Cambria, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Moonstone Beach in Cambria is a great destination for a quiet walk along the bluff overlooking the ocean. Or descend the steps to the beach and search for moonstones or relics from who-knows-where. You'll be practically alone on many days.

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South Pasadena, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous seashore with great boardwalk and plenty of beach access, not to mention "The Sea Chest" only the best seafood restaurant we've ever had the pleasure to dine in. Chef Steve is a seafood wizard easily worth the wait and price.

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