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The beach is beautiful. People really take care of this beach, no trash, super clean as it should... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Los Angeles, California
Beautiful Beach

This beach is absolutely stunning! It is really fun to walk the trail above the beach and watch the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Charming and natural beach.
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“tide pools” (70 reviews)
“lovely beach” (38 reviews)
“sea glass” (24 reviews)
Cambria, CA 93452
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Reviewed yesterday

The beach is beautiful. People really take care of this beach, no trash, super clean as it should be. Quiet, with views for miles, cool crisp breeze and the sound of waves crashing against the shore, LOVELY!!!

Thank Jewels1999
Reviewed 2 days ago

This beach is absolutely stunning! It is really fun to walk the trail above the beach and watch the surfers/sunset. The only down side was not being able to bring our dog on the beach. I completely understand why, but it would be nice.

Thank RKtravel1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Moonstone beach is in the little town of Cambria, California. It has a nice board walk so one can walk the entire beach and watch the wild rolling surf below. In the winter when we visited, you needed jackets and hats because of the wind...More

Thank Julia R R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved visiting the Moonstone Beach area for a few days. Stayed at the Pelican Inn & Suites and enjoyed it. Would recommend that you stay at one of the hotels right there on Moonstone Beach Drive. Give yourself a stay of at least 3 or...More

1  Thank CymPittsburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Moonstone beach atlas 50 times. Every time is different and wonderful and the sea is always intriguing and different depending on what time of year you go. Everyone loves the pictures I take of the beach and cliffs around it and...More

Thank Marius D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite places to visit. It's not busy. You can see the Seal Rookery north of Cambria in San Simeon. Just follow the signs. Also Hearst Castle is in San Simeon. Sebastians Store, at Hearst Bay/Pier has tremendous sandwiches. Stop in...More

1  Thank Theresa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the boardwalk you can see dolphins feeding in the morning. We walked down to the beach to see them even better.

1  Thank ukamc0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great walking on the boardwalk above the beach with stairs down to the sand or tidepool areas. So pleasant to walk and enjoy

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here to relax and walk thru the beach. I was sitting on a rock and enjoyed listening&watching the ocean. During the time I relaxed, friends been collecting several stones and dancing with the waves ;)

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my kids to explore the tide pools. Saw crabs, star fish, hermit crabs. So fun exploring and walking around. Just a beautiful place to visit.

Thank Leah S
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25 June 2017|
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Response from Fei L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very easy parking there.
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.
mark k
6 June 2016|
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Response from Balt E | Reviewed this property |
A definite must see..