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Scenic Views of the Central Coast

The sea washed, climbable rocks rocks here are a thrill to climb. The rocks give way to the beach... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Park with beautiful views on bluff above beach

Small park at the north end of Moonstone Beach boardwalk. Picnic tables and small network of... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Michael H
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This state park is a popular spot for picnics, weddings, and watching sunsets - or whales.
Cambria, CA
+1 805-927-2070
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Go during low tide. It's wonderful. Difficult to find, you need to park in the parking lot and down the stairs on the north side. Saw lots of crabs, sea anenomes, muscles, hermit crabs and even a starfish!

4  Thank SARAH V
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Leffingwell is a great spot to stop and have a picnic on the beach or at one of the tables nestled in the trees. It's a great spot for wildlife watching and if you want to feed the gulls. If you want something a little...More

2  Thank tumbleweed_travels
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

While Leffingwell Landing by itself may not be worth a stop (unless you're looking for a picnic table), it is at the end of a charming boardwalk between Moonstone Beach and a street of small hotels. The walk is a very calming place to watch...More

Thank 361dennis
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The sea washed, climbable rocks rocks here are a thrill to climb. The rocks give way to the beach itself but climbing on these slippery boulders is a blast in and of itself. Wear appropriate shoes and be careful not to slip. There is also...More

Thank marcoallain006
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Small park at the north end of Moonstone Beach boardwalk. Picnic tables and small network of trails, with a few benches at overlooks/viewpoints. Dogs allowed on leash.

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We didn't have the luxury of spending much time at Leffingwell Landing but we saw many people who did. People were grilling, watching the spectacular southern view down the coast, and having fun with family. We didn't got down to the far end of the...More

Thank Moseyell
Reviewed 3 February 2018

This is a great little park on the north side of Moonstone Beach. The views are awesome and the grounds have many gorgeous trees. Well worth the short walk from the hotels on Moonstone Beach.

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 4 January 2018

My favorite place in Cal. is the Central Coast. Cambria has all you need for a great stay. Good restaurants, bars, shopping and a coastal view to die for. I go several times a year.

Thank sunsetsusie46
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Overlooking Leffingwell Cove & the grand Pacific...enjoy relaxation among the cypress. Wonderful walking on the bluffs thru the trees - and/or south along Moonstone Beach. A must stop when in Cambria!

1  Thank sea21anita
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Serenity is a word that comes to mind when walking in Cambria. Moonstone Beach is pretty much paradise. You walk the boardwalk which is truly a boardwalk and then get to the landing. It’s pretty much one and the same thing but just know it...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Pretty views with a staircase that leads down to several rocky tide pools with lots of sea anemone's, sea urchins, crabs and small fish.

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Grab a drink or bottle of wine and make your way to the Landing about 8:00 pm. The fireball is still firmly in the sky but in the next 30 minutes it falls out of the sky making sunset unforgettable. Dress warmly because the temperature...More

1  Thank Steven N
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harry e
17 January 2017|
Response from frankdF7077FX | Reviewed this property |
Leffingwell Landing is managed by local State Park Rangers along with San Simeon State Park. The referenced grassy area with the picnic tables and barbecues are available on a first come first served basis. If you are... More
1 October 2016|
Response from frankdF7077FX | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Fiscalini cliffside boardwalk/trail runs north/south. At the north end of Fiscalini you need to exit the Ranch and walk north on Windsor Blvd for about 1/2 mile. You will see Shamel Park on your left (w/children's... More