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Moonstone Beach

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

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Great place ro find treasures.

We spent the afternoon on the beach. It is a very nice beach. Me being a rock hound, I found lots of moonstoneand other little treasures. What a great place to visit. We loved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
winjhuisman H
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Sundre, Canada
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Sundre, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent the afternoon on the beach. It is a very nice beach. Me being a rock hound, I found lots of moonstoneand other little treasures. What a great place to visit. We loved walking the Boardwalk.

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Northfield, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice boardwalk above the beach and the beach is pleasant to walk on with tide pools at the north end. The stairs down to the beach are in tough shape and challenging.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

We visited on a fairly grey and chilly day in August. We had no clue what moonstones looked like but a friendly couple on the beach kindly showed us what we were looking for. Spent an enjoyable half hour or so combing the beach for moonstones; kids and adults alike got involved. Spotted Dolphins swimming close to shore which was... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Such a quaint beach, first time visiting this area and really loved the views and walking on the beach.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

We stopped at Moonstone beach on our drive from San Diego to San Fran through Big Sur in Nov. 2016. It is a very rocky and unique beach. There is a grassy park there as well where you can picnic. We had no problems parking but I should note our visit was an overcast day. Not really a beach to... More 

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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Beautiful sunsets and nice beach for a walk or exploring. In a nice area with many restaurants near by.

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Norwalk, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Most people pick up see through rocks. This was enjoyable for the entire family. Walking and picking up stones along this beautiful beach was well worth it.

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MONTPELIER
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

You have to know what you're looking for. Just follow around one of the locals who are usually willing to show you! We found lots of small ones but delighted on tying to find "the treasure ".

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Long well maintained boardwalk about 2 miles long. Across the street are eateries and hotels. Rest areas. We saw lots of whales, and dolphins. Nice beach to walk on. Absolutely beautiful

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is a beach I hadn't been to in many years and was happy to find that a boardwalk had been installed and that it is part of a state park in Ca. The water was so pretty, lots of blues and greens, with crashing waves. You can also rent a hotel room right across the street from the park,... More 

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