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Address: Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
Description: Oceanfront scenic loop that parallels Highway 1.

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Scenic drive

Unlimited breathtaking views of the water and cliffs, breathtaking sunsets and if you are lucky there are several varieties of flowers in bloom to make the scene picture perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Costa Mesa, California
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Costa Mesa, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Unlimited breathtaking views of the water and cliffs, breathtaking sunsets and if you are lucky there are several varieties of flowers in bloom to make the scene picture perfect.

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Bring a bottle of wine and watch the sunset from one of the benches along the boardwalk. Spectacular!

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Santa Barbara, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A very scenic drive and walking trails. We love the ocean. Limited places to stop and park. One main restaurant but it was excellent plenty of great bed and breakfast choices.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful drive! Absolutely a must to see while drive the Pacific HYWY. You could se Elephant seals, do the wine tasting or just simply enjoy a sunset on the Moonstone walk. California at its best!

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Aurora, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great scenery. Very peaceful. You can enjoy this with just about anyone, but I was very happy to be with my boyfriend

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Yucaipa, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

When you leave West Cambria you cross the freeway onto Moonstone Drive which is a drive along the beach with a number of very upscale expensive hotels. This is a pleasant drive and there's not really much more to say about it, particularly if you're from Southern California as I am where we have many roads did run along the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My wife and I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful walk then along the boardwalk. The views were magnificent.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

As the beach has not impressed me or my girlfriend, we spent some time strolling on the Moonstone Drive. What we liked about the trail was the abundance of tame squirrels.

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Carlsbad, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
62 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a wonderful walk on a boardwalk overlooking the ocean and the beautiful moonstone beach. Wasn't crowded so it was a very relaxing walk, and when we went the weather was fabulous!

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Walnut Creek, CA
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50 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

There is a boardwalk along this stretch of beach which makes for a lovely stroll in early AM or afternoon. Past all of the hotels/motels on the "strip".

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