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Moonstone Drive

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Address: Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
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Oceanfront scenic loop that parallels Highway 1.

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A short, scenic ocean drive

The Pacific is on one side of the road and motels/restaurants/homes are on the other so the view of the water is not impeded by anything. There is a boardwalk along the cliff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Pacific is on one side of the road and motels/restaurants/homes are on the other so the view of the water is not impeded by anything. There is a boardwalk along the cliff which is easy to walk, with steps down to the beach at certain points, if you would rather do that...or do both! A short drive but a... More 

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Thank SylRickTraveler
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice road along the beach front with hotels and nice looking houses one side and beach views the other. Nice place to stop and stretch your legs if your driving the Pacific Highway.

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Thank D P
Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gorgeous! Wood plank on the whole path (almost 1.5 miles in length). Easy for pushing a stroller or wheelchair, and a beautiful walk with friends, family, or dogs. The path overlooks the beach area, sometimes at cliff-level, and sometimes with a few steps down to the beach area. The pathway was not crowded for the several times we were there.... More 

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Thank Michelle B
Cambria, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of many highlights to be found in and around Cambria. A boardwalk extends the entire length of Moonstone Beach a bit more than a mile in length along the cliffs that border the beach and surf. Good views of marine birds, sea otters and seals.Two good restaurants are here, the Moonstone Grill and the Sea Chest, the... More 

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Clovis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful ocean views and easy parking to sit and watch the ocean and beach. Can even spot the whales from your car. Great and easy access boardwalk along the ocean that allows for easy walks and access to the beach. Can sit and watch the ocean from sunup to sundown! Very peaceful and relaxing! Great area to get away from... More 

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Thank Bill V
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach with vast expanses of sand, lots of lovely coves and just peaceful too. A perfect boardwalk for running at any time of the day.

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Thank Katiem8y
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a walk along the pathway, taking in the stunning views. It can get windy, so be prepared. Stunning sunset.

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Thank Chris P
Richmond, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your pick - walking on the boardwalk (dogs allowed on leash) or on the beach (no dogs) - this is a beautiful place. Quiet, relaxing, fresh ocean air, dolphins swimming by, pelicans flying above, and at times you can see harbor seals.

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Thank jane w
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic boardwalk that meanders along the cliffs along the ocean! There are a few lookout points to stand and just take in the beauty. We loved it!

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Thank Kathleen A
Northridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This walkway is right on the beach and there are a few places to access the sand from it. It's an easy stroll and very pleasant. Parking is easy along the route.

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