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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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Amarillo, TX
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Private
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140 reviews 140 reviews
84 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Salinas, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My husband and I are not hikers, joggers or anything like that. We took a long leisurely stroll on the reserve. It was picturesque, calming and serene. Wear comfortable shoes and carry a sweater, depending on the weather, because you are steps away from the ocean. Take water.

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California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Take you picnic here and enjoy the cove and maybe see a whale in the season. Only drawback, school groups like to have lunch and ecology classes here for middle schoolers.

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Atascadero, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

The boardwalk is wonder to walk on and see such beautiful ocean views. Nice to see wildlife as well.

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Washington State
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Leffingwell Landing is on a small cove, easily reached from the hotels on Moonstone Beach via the boardwalk along the shore (go right, or north, from the main hotel strip). We planned a visit earlier this year to coincide with low tide, which exposes some very nice tidepools among the rocks on the right side of the small beach, and... More

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San Jose
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

The views are terrific and parking is easy. We came down to the beach which is not white sand but dark small pebbles, but it was okay. We went to explore tide pools and climbed on the rocks. We enjoyed the beauty of the ocean and the the plants and flowers. Great view of sea birds and friendly squirrels. Great... More

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Nice park that overlooks the ocean with an easy path down to a pebble beach. Somewhat clean bathroom. Picnic tables with BBQ grills. Sea gulls can be a menace.

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