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beautiful

Beautiful beach, especially if you like searching for beach treasures. Can't really go wrong with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dustin C
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half moon bay
Majestic Beach

Being from SoCal, I know beach experiences. What I love about Moonstone beach was that it kept my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
anesadoyle
,
Fountain Valley, California
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Charming and natural beach.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tide pools” (71 reviews)
“wooden walkway” (30 reviews)
“sea glass” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
Cambria, CA 93452
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"tide pools"
in 71 reviews
"wooden walkway"
in 30 reviews
"sea glass"
in 24 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 47 reviews
"long boardwalk"
in 19 reviews
"nice boardwalk"
in 30 reviews
"across the street"
in 45 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 26 reviews
"board walk"
in 34 reviews
"great sunset"
in 14 reviews
"central coast"
in 38 reviews
"big sur"
in 14 reviews
"walking path"
in 21 reviews
"harbor seals"
in 19 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 21 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 15 reviews
"low tide"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful beach, especially if you like searching for beach treasures. Can't really go wrong with California beaches in general, but this area has a lot of amazing ones to choose from.

1  Thank Dustin C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Being from SoCal, I know beach experiences. What I love about Moonstone beach was that it kept my kiddos attention because we weren't just at the beach. They were EXPLORING! We were on a mission to find all of the hidden colored rocks and stones....More

1  Thank anesadoyle
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful views and walks on the boardwalk. The surf, the birds, even saw a whale on way to dinner. And the there is the beautiful sunset.

1  Thank jimpD4831TK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is simply beautiful and has an easy access from many places. You can walk along the designated pat or simply sit on the beach and relax. Must visit place when you driving along the coast or visiting Cambria

2  Thank andrezama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach to walk on and explore nature. We had the opportunity to enjoy the tide pools and were able to find many sea creatures including seals. Quiet town with a beautiful beach.

1  Thank annmarie e
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a peaceful spot along the central coast. The beach here is very different from the beaches up north. The beach is more small tumbled, smooth stones rather than sand. Great fun looking for that perfect little stone as you walk the beach. Get off...More

1  Thank GRS-SJS
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moonstone beach is just simply a sweet, quiet, romantic getaway. I even experienced a green flash (immediately after sunset) for the first time ever here...amazing, unforgettable experience! There are lots of little hotels along this beach-check the reviews to pick just the right one for...More

1  Thank santabarbaraserenity
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

From early morning and just at sunset it's like a living postcard filled with small animals, sea life, birds, and most recently some rain and great cloud formations that at sunset make for nice photos.

2  Thank Rory I
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Beautiful rolling waves on the rocky coast with Elephant seals every where. Great experience to see this great view

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

There’s never a bad time to visit Moonstone Beach! Rained the whole time we were here and it was really beautiful. Big crashing waves, lots of birds in the air, rabbits and squirrels everywhere. Walking the boardwalk in the rain was worry free and easy....More

1  Thank Susan C
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ExplorerSB
24 June 2017|
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Response from Fei L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very easy parking there.
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lovinit2day
3 February 2017|
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Response from Ernie S | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed on the boardwalk but not on the beach. There are a few dog-friendly hotels along the drive.
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mark k
6 June 2016|
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Response from Balt E | Reviewed this property |
A definite must see..
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