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Moonstone Beach

San Simeon, CA 93452
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in San Simeon
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Charming and natural beach.
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Charming and natural beach.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Quiet, scenic and wonderful. I did not ever want to leave. The pools formed by the rocks were so scenic, and a few surfers made just sitting to watch even more interesting.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

There is a lovely boardwalk that makes it easy to enjoy this beach from above. We saw an amazing sunset and then also had breakfast on the beach. We took a reasonably long walk on this pretty unique (moon-like?) sand. Definitely a beautiful spot.

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Mountain View, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

There is a boardwalk path from the beach to the Colibri hotel. The beach has lots of little sand polished pebbles. Several people were collecting them. It is a lovely stroll and free!

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Tehran
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was really quite and peaceful. There many bed and breakfast and hotels there that are very good for honey moon or another romantic events. We had a wonderful time there and had a great lunch in a restaurant that was see front with a fantastic view and we walked in this beautiful beach that was full of beautiful stones... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Few places along the rocky cliffed coast to walk. Enjoyed walking at the waters edge. I found some brillant colored rocks that I can make jewelry with. Quiet and relaxing just for a stroll whale and bird watching.

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Santa Ynez, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

nice quiet beach with a great view and easy parking. sat on a bench and just watched the waves and the birds.

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San Francisco, California
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259 reviews 259 reviews
45 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We’ve been enjoying Moonstone Beach for years in Cambria. Restaurants and motels fill one side of the road. The coastline is rocky and jagged in most places, with a few places for beach combing and walking. There is a wonderful trail that winds along the edge, perfect for a sunset stroll.

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We've been coming to Moonstone Beach for twelve + years. It was a special treat before retirement but now we've been able to come more often. We always stay on Moonstone Beach because we love the ocean view. We also enjoy walking in Fiscallini Ranch (sp?) and looking for whales. We relax immediately upon arrival!

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New Providence, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Beautiful beautiful coast line. You can take a walk on the broad walk enjoy the beautiful view. We arrived there around sunset. What a amazing view.

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Portland Oregon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stayed right across the road from this beach with easy access. It was just beautiful and I love a good boardwalk. Romantic walk at sunset. The Moonstone Grill right after is a must.

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