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Moonstone Beach

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

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Coastal Experience

We collected pebbles, talked to local gulls, lounged on the beach, watched the changing weather which went from an erie pervasive mist/ fog to bright blue sky sunshine. We dipped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We collected pebbles, talked to local gulls, lounged on the beach, watched the changing weather which went from an erie pervasive mist/ fog to bright blue sky sunshine. We dipped feet in but for my taste it is too cold to be swimming. Definitely, worthwhile coast experience.

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Rosamond, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went camping with 7 kids ages 1-9. They all had so much fun hunting for moonstones. We climbed through the tide pools and scoured the beach. The kids had a great time and is a truly beautiful beach.

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Kingsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Geocaching was really fun here. The scenery was beautiful and the walk was easy. Overall, we recommend visiting the beach-it's very beautiful.

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Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Moonstone Beach is a treasure to behold. We had a wonderful walk along the wooden walkway along the shore, occasionally going down to the beach to examine the stones snook at the sea life. We were easily able to spit seals, crabs, cranes and just enjoy the unspoiled nature reserve.

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I think Californians are used to crowds --- I'm from Minnesota and there is such a thing as too many people. But not here. This is a lovely little stretch of coastline just south of the Hearst Castle in Cambria. If you're going to the castle stay here vs. the town of San Simeon. It's just beautiful and wild and... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

this is a nice quiet beach with lots of kelp and pebbles and sand leading yp to the beach. I acutally found a few small moonstones and other lovely colored pebbles- sometimes it is important to take time out and enjoy nature!!

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Pebbles instead of sand... Tidepools instead of cityscapes... Plenty of lodging, restaurants, artsy & novelty shopping nearby...

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A trip to Cambria isn't complete without a walk along Moonstone Beach and a visit to the tidepools. They've build a walkway to minimize trauma to the environment and it doesn't detract from the experience in the least. There's traditional beach on the south end and the great tide pools on the north end. Very enjoyable.

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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place is great for a nice morning or evening walk either on the boardwalk above the beach or take one of the access paths to the beach to stroll on the beach. The grains of the sand are a little larger than most beaches so you sink a little further on your steps. The views and the sunsets are... More 

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Fresno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Its simply beautiful here! A wonderful place to go for a stroll, We brought our dog with us on this trip and discovered that there are only certain sections of the beach that your dog is allowed on. There are signs posted, If your going to the beach with your pet. there is a motel called The Silver Surf and... More 

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Address: San Simeon, CA 93452
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon

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