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 Drive

Address: Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
Improve this listing
96%
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Cambria
Type: Scenic drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Oceanfront scenic loop that parallels Highway 1.
Attraction details
Type: Scenic drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Oceanfront scenic loop that parallels Highway 1.

Hotels near Moonstone Drive

Write a Review

211 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    164
    40
    6
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I love the chillaxin' vibe and accessibility of Moonstone Beach - the boardwalk is a plus for anything - classic romantics, meanderers, runners, walkers, lolligaggers and family get togethers including photoshoots! I love this place so much that I can drive up here from LA and enjoy a lovely stroll at Moonstone Beach boardwalk. There are tons to see and... More 

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

Nice row of motels with great views and walking trails. Quite scenic with a laid back California vibe.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Murrieta, California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is just across of our hotel and we walked on this place going to the beach. It was so romantic and it was wonderful to see some plants on the side some trees. Very relaxing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited Cambria and Moonstone beach last week and had a wonderful time walking along the board walk and beach. Enjoyed the thundering waves during high winds, watching surfers and even a beached Elephant Seal. A hidden gem for hiking near by is the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve with its nice trails along the coastline.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Gorgeous, gorgeous walk! Because of my knee problem, I set 5,000 as my goal on my Fitbit device. My husband and I went on this Walk on Moonstone Drive, with the ocean to look at on one side and a carpet of yellow flowers on the other side of the walk. We enjoyed it so much, I had reached 11,800... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glendora, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Drive slow, enjoy the scenery. Be safe and use blinkers to pull off. Not enough people know to let you pass.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

There appears to be a great selection of cabins to small hotels along here. On this Valentine's weekend, everyplace was full so advance reservations were necessary. A boardwalk along the waterfront across the street is a real benefit, with access to uncrowded rocky and sandy beaches.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A civilized way to get a shot of Central Coast shoreline. Boardwalk is nice, the views are great. Can have quite a bit of traffic as the entire inland side of the street is lined with hotels.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

One of the few "drives" I have experienced with decent parking. There is a boardwalk that parallels the beach, and it is long. Entries are provided frequently, so if you are not good at walking in sand or over rough ground, you will not feel left out. The day we went, there were surf advisories along the coast, which made... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It's a beautiful drive no matter what time of the day, but our favorite is in the afternoon just before the sun sets.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Moonstone Drive also viewed

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

Been to Moonstone Drive? 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 Drive 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?