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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW 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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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Downers Grove, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a beautiful stretch of beach with a very nice boardwalk. We were disappointed not to find any of the name-sake moonstones, but still enjoyed walking along the beach.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Wonderful long boardwalk with sightings of sea otters, seals and pelicans. Free and very convenient to the many inns along Moostrone Drive which are directly across the street from the boardwalk.

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Budd Lake NJ
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

When we got to Moonstone Beach late afternoon, it was raining and foggy. It looked surreal in the fog with the stones.

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It it wasn't for the lovely lady on reception at the film show at Hearst Castle, we wouldn't have come here. I loved it so much. Stayed along the beach at the Fogcatcher Inn then eat at The Sea Chest Restaurant. didn't get chance to search the beach. would definitely visit again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I love rocks and this beach is a dream come true. tons of multicolored polished jasper. I was on my belly for hours filling my pockets, then taking off my shoes and filling them then making my jacket into a knapsack and filling it. my suitcase was twice the weight going home as a result.

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