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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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Croydon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A long stretch of sandy/pebbly beach facing out to the Pacific. Not crowded when we went - just a few couples strolling and the occasional collector sifting the beach for moonstones and other interesting rocks. The beach is strewn with attractive driftwood pieces including the occasional tree stripped and weathered by the sea. Sunset is a beautiful time here.

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Long Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It's nice to walk the boardwalk and climb the rocks down to the beach. The wildlife is fun to watch as well.

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Dana Point, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It is so wonderful to still see a beach that is still so natural and beautiful. We brought our dog who really enjoyed walking on the beach. I even found a "moonstone"

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Went in for Sunday Brunch, enjoyed my California scramble (without bacon), husband got the Pacific Coast Toast, had a nice complementary glass of champagne and the service was wonderful! We will most definitely be coming back when we visit cambria again!

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California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Ocean, rocks, birds, seals, perfect weather for us in October, a nice walkway for strolling next to the road.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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262 reviews 262 reviews
84 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Parking is ample and very close. You have to walk down some stairs so difficult for handicapped people. The beach is very deep and long and on the day we were there, there were not many people. There is lots of kelp and if you look carefully, you may see some seals, not elephant seals. It is right off of... More

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San Jose, California, United States
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

clear water! clean beaches! stunning views and has the feel of a secluded beach/s! were here for hours without another person in sight. quite peaceful.

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Placitas, New Mexico, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great beach for tidal pools and elephant seals, with a beautiful boardwalk. Too cold and rough for swimming, but good for surfers.

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Angelus Oaks, California, United States
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

There is a wooden path all along the bay with stairs to search the tide pools at low tide. It is the ocean you may encounter fog or a little wind...but mostly perfect for the morning or after dinner walk. If you go t the residential section on the other side of the bay there is also a boardwalk with... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice beach front with a row motels lining the street. Good as a pitstop along highway#1. The beach was full of small unique stones and it was fun trying to collect a handful of colourful ones.

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