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Moonstone Beach

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Address: , San Simeon, CA 93452
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Activities: Walking
Description: Charming and natural beach.

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Opened the curtains and saw a bay full of dolphins...

Lovely beach - not brilliant for swimming with young children, as quite rough. Watched dolphins feeding up and down the bay, and then looked out to sea and saw a humpback in full... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely beach - not brilliant for swimming with young children, as quite rough. Watched dolphins feeding up and down the bay, and then looked out to sea and saw a humpback in full breach. Good photography - sunrise / sunset. A gentle place to spend some time, watch some wildlife and enjoy some peace. A couple of hours would do... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely for couples to take a stroll along the boardwalk. I'm guessing most kids wouldn't really get it or appreciate it. It's not a 'wow' beach in any sense but it is a wonderful place to just while away a bit of time, appreciate nature in its rugged form and take in the atmosphere. Its charm is that it is... More 

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Garden Grove, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The drive along moonstone beach is a treat in itself but a stop to look at the tide pools was awesome. We had 3 generations from 8 to 65 and we all enjoyed ourselves looking at the sea life and the waves crashing on the large smooth rocks we were standing on. There is a steep set of stairs from... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I found Moonstone Beach Dr and a beach just no coloured stones. But right there is a sandy beach and you can get a great sunset shot. So in the end we were all happy!!!

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Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I would have given it 5 stars, but they do not allow dogs, probably because people didn't pick up after them. It is a pretty beach and there is no development on the west side of the frontage road so uninterrupted view of the coast.. There is a boardwalk with benches. I always enjoy the coast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It was low tide and a little smelly when we got onto the beach but once I saw all the little, colorful pebbles scattered across the beach, I was in heaven. I could have stayed for hours looking at all those pretty stones.

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. Easy to get to from Highway 1. Great for birdwatching, seal-watching, searching for moonstones, surfing or watching surfers, and just soaking up sun and sand. Boardwalk makes for easy access for most people. Amazing sunsets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We spent one night across from this beach on our way to the Hearst Castle. We had so much fun collecting moonstones and watching the sunset here. The town was quaint and the beach was very pretty. We would love to go back.

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you're in the area, definitely stop by Moonstone Beach for a walk on the boardwalk. It's a beautiful location - great for sunset!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This area of the CA coast can be a bit nippy, and the water is too... The beach is beautiful, and there are plenty of hotels/motels on Moonstone Beach Dr. They can be a bit pricey, but you are paying for a beautiful view. The beach is absolutely gorgeous, and you can spend the day here or a couple of... More 

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