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Address: Cambria, CA 93452
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Charming and natural beach.

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A community -- and tourist -- asset

Well maintained. Nice for walking, jogging and letting kids explore. The wooden pathway is a huge plus for folks with limited mobility. The only risk is the folks parking along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Coastguy
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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well maintained. Nice for walking, jogging and letting kids explore. The wooden pathway is a huge plus for folks with limited mobility. The only risk is the folks parking along the Moonstone Beach rode -- and letting their kids prance into traffic, or forgetting the "go slow" (25 mph) speed limits. We didn't get to the surf this time, but... More 

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Thank Coastguy
Mesa, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful stretch of beach which you can access from a boardwalk above or take a few stairways down to the sand. It can be either very windy or fairly calm; I was there on 2 different days and a totally different experience. Also there was a ton of kelp when the tide was lower and you will see people looking... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the constant fog made it difficult to see anything. I know there's nature out there somewhere. Take a warm coat (and this is July).

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Thank 63harries
Stoke
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This beach is really worth a visit. Rugged in parts and lovely sand in others. An excellent place to walk when the sun sets! Romantic

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Thank Gary M
Maricopa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice meandering wood boardwalk parallels the beach. There is access down to it from several portions along the way plus loop outs that put you further out near the water. There is an abundance of wildlife everywhere. We were fortunate to spot what appeared to be a pod of dolphins swimming north along the coastline. What a thrill !

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East Kilbride, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love this beach. We walked from our rental all the way to the end and back. Great walk. Seals on the rocks. People looking for beach treasure. Sandcastle building. Great sea air.

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Thank DmfW
Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The wind varies but isn't bad in spots. The sight is lovely with craggy rocks and coastline cutting through the water and frothy waves. A must see visit.

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Thank JesseLosAngeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped at Moonstone Beach Park for a picnic with my grandson . It is a perfect place to stop , see the beautiful coastline , and take lots of pictures ….

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Thank 911firedisp
Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere is so relaxing. We went around 8:00AM and the weather was breezy. Wearing shorts and a sweater was okay for me. The water was cold but that was to be expected for a northern coastal beach. There were not many shells but the sand had a mixture of tiny rocks. I noticed there were great places to sit... More 

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Thank Bernadette C
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beach with millions of rocks to search for the ones you want for your collection. Not overcrowded. Near many hotels and also has a wooden walkway!

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