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Leffingwell Landing

Cambria, CA
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Cambria
Type: State Parks
Activities: Whale watching, Picnicking
Description: This state park is a popular spot for picnics, weddings, and watching sunsets - or whales.
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San Luis Obispo, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Quiet and nice protected beach. Has a launch ramp for kayaks and small craft. Be careful of submerged rocks all around cove. Easy access to Piedras Blancas for diving (be careful of fog as it comes in quickly at different times of the year).

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110 reviews 110 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Always a great setting at the end of Moonstone beach drive. Clean bathrooms. Stairs down to the water. There is a boat ramp to lanch from. Tide pools when its low tide. There is an abundance of Picnic tables and Bbq's. I often grab a bite in town and come here to have my lunch.

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Moreno Valley, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Whenever my family and I stay in Cambria, we make it a point to view the sunset from Leffingwell Landing. The bluffs provide a great, unobstructed view of the sun setting over the ocean. There's plenty of parking as well as picnic tables and benches. We've never used the picnic area since we go there just to watch the sunsets... More

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Springville, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There is a great scenic hike just north of the pier that starts on the beach as the cove curves. It takes you to the tip of the headlands. To get there you pass through groves of eucalyptus and pine groves. There is a tunnel of trees to walk through. Views of Hearst Castle, a bird rookery, unbelievable views of... More

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Felton, California
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313 reviews 313 reviews
144 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great place to walk, sit, people watch, watching the surf, whalewatch. Quiet with good parking and easy access. Nicely kept and clean.

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Morro Bay, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Leffingwell Landing is an outstanding picnic venue with unobstructed beach and ocean views. Lots of picnic tables, placed far apart for privacy. Places for kids to run around and beach access. The beach here is rocky and very scenic. Having lived in the area for over 20 years, Leffingwell Landing is my first seaside picnic choice. A warning, though: Summer... More

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Amarillo, TX
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Leffingwell is a great spot to stop and have a picnic on the beach or at one of the tables nestled in the trees. It's a great spot for wildlife watching and if you want to feed the gulls. If you want something a little more out of the way, go up to the cove in San Simeon.

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Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
85 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My family insisted on stopping at this beach based on a recommendation from a person working at an auto repair shop of all places. This bolts and grease person informed us that the texture of the stones at Moonstone Beach at Leffingwell Landing gently exfoliates your feet as you walk in the surf. We couldn't resist following up on this... More

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Lawrence, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Clean place for a picnic and to watch the ocean. You can climb trees there and take walks down to the water

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Cambria, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Kayakers, picnickers, photographers, painters all this spot. It's a local favorite so bring your camera and enjoy.

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