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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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Ventura, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

There a boarded walking path which is about a mile Long on the cliffs above Moonstone Beach. Easy walking with a great view of the ocean and the beach below. There are a couple of good seafood restaurants and Lots of pIaces to stay across the street.

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Orange, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Nice spot for a quick stop, it's a long stretch of beach that had large waves the day we went. No running water do to the drought so outhouse for facilities

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San Luis Obispo, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

On one of our numerous trips up and down California's Central Coast we this time stopped at Moonstone Beach. What an amazing view and perfectly formed beach. Love the steps down to the beach. A must see for all persons who are traveling in the area. Bring a love one with you to know true love all over again.

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Long Beach, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The boardwalk was really fun to walk down. Even at a leisurely pace & stopping at view points it didn't take more than an hour. The sea breeze was refeshing & got us all hungry. One member in our party had to suddenly use the restroom and a near by hotel allowed him to use their facilities.

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california
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful coastlines you will ever see. It will literally take your breath away. Pristine and rugged. A place of natural beauty.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Good food, great sunset pix! Very friendly people, only 10 min drive from Hearst Castle! Doesn't open till 5pm in evening(but does have lunch times), so we moved on to the Cambria Grill next to Shell.

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Mesa, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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