We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Moonstone Beach

Address: Cambria, CA 93452
Improve this listing
97%
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Geologic formations, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
Owner description: Charming and natural beach.
Attraction details
Type: Beaches, Geologic formations, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
Owner description: Charming and natural beach.

Hotels near Moonstone Beach

Write a Review

560 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    421
    122
    14
    1
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
phoenix
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

there were no moonstones of large enough size to take. and they are white. bleh I'm used to Mendo area for a beach/rocks. that drive some say is so great? it was bleh and foggy and twisty curvy. pretty awful

Was this review helpful? Yes
Falmouth
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Whether at high noon or setting sun both the walk and the beach is an experience to remember. It rivals anything my wife and I have done on beaches east or west coast. Parking is easy all along the drive. Our trips west take place in February to May so our experience is limited to that time but each time... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Caldwell, New Jersey
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

fun to find little treasures in the surf. The area is gorgeous and the boardwalk along the beach is fantastic for walking. So many views that bringing your camera is a must. Search for moonstones especially after a rainfall. I wouldn't go here in spring or summer due to the heavy fog. Winter and fall is the best weather.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atascadero, California
Top Contributor
309 reviews 309 reviews
112 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

MoonStone Beach in Cambria extends to the south along MoonStone Drive. From the Parking lot on the bluff it sweeps to the south and is a lovely panorama to my eyes. On a sunny day, and remember the winter is sunnier than the summer, the green to deep blue water and the razor sharp horizon, and the sun glittering ion... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Leandro, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The beach has a nice walkway and the weather was just perfect. We got up early so we cuold see the sun rise and have some quiet time on the beach. It is a beautiul beach. Very Godly and serene.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aurora, Colorado
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The boardwalk is amazing! Looking for Seals is always fun! Kids have a fin time as well walking along the beach.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

At the south end of Moonstone Drive. Straight across 101 from Cambria town. Large grassy area protected from winds. Pool. Bathrooms. Did I mention the super beach for sunbathing, walking and general great atmosphere?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to, so much to take in, endless hours capable of being spent looking through the rocks, hiking the trails, climbing and of course, getting wet! Only dislike would be the fog, but what can you do...??!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saugus, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stayed at the Sea Otter. Owned and operated by the same folks that have the Cambria Pines. The continental breakfast is actually pretty nice, oatmeal and yogart as well as coffee. We had a dog friendly room and it was nice but on the pricey side for what it was. The ocean view rooms looked great but with the dog... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Murrieta, California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We walked on the beach and it was low tide. The rocks were very nice in the ocean and on the sand. Nice and relaxing.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Moonstone Beach also viewed

Cambria, San Luis Obispo County
Cambria, San Luis Obispo County
 
Cambria, San Luis Obispo County
San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County
 

Been to Moonstone Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Moonstone Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?