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Moonstone Beach

San Simeon, CA 93452
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
Type: Beaches
Activities: Walking
Description: Charming and natural beach.
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Mesa, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

As a kid I always picked up and saved shells. This was a chance to do the same with small rocks. Plentiful and colorful. You will enjoy it.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We love rocks! Moonstone beach is a sweet walk, either on the boardwalk above or the beach below. There are tide pools if the tide is low and of course hunting for the moonstone and jade treasures. The "moonstones" are really small cream colored semi translucent stones-maybe it's a mistake to call them moonstones. They are fun to hunt for... More

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Leona Valley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A breathtaking area, perfect place to walk, all you need very close by, A must Stop on any trip up the coast.

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Fremon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Not a great beach for making sand castles but my toddler loved it. We collected rocks, played in the sand and surf. He loved it! I was thoroughly impressed by the fact that the beach is clean, there's no trash anywhere!! We loved it

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Aliso Viejo, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The moon stones are cool, but the beach is polluted with ocean mess. It is hard to find a spot to post up for the day. The water is great and waves are decent. Def. not a place to send an entire day.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We made a point of looking for and stopping by Moonstone Beach on our recent trip. Firstly the signposting is terrible and it's not that obvious where the beach is. Once you find it, opposite the inns along the drive, it's again not that obvious where the beach with all the stones is. We never actually found anything resembling the... More

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Tehachapi, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you like a ruggedly beautiful beach filled with driftwood and millions of rocks and pebbles to sift through this is for you.We have been here many times and always find great sea treasures.A great central coast beach with easy access.

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Cambria, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It doesn't matter what time of year or what the weather might be Moonstone Beach is beautiful. It has a comfortable boardwalk and benches to stop and enjoy the beautiful view. Not to be missed!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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309 reviews 309 reviews
92 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We love Moonstone Beach. I wish we lived a whole lot closer to that entire area. Be sure and go to Moonstone.

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Montclair, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Love moonstone beach! Can sit on beach for hours and pick through stones looking for moonstones. Nice beach.

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