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The Moonstone Beach Drive runs along a bluff above the Pacific Ocean. It is paralled by a 3-mile... read more

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Very beautiful and very romantic !

This is an unbelievably beautiful walk along the beach ! You will never forget it ! It is a must... read more

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Steven Z
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Cambria, CA 93452
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Reviewed yesterday

The Moonstone Beach Drive runs along a bluff above the Pacific Ocean. It is paralled by a 3-mile boardwalk that winds along Moonstone Beach. Birds fly above and tiny creatures scurry in the tide pools.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an unbelievably beautiful walk along the beach ! You will never forget it ! It is a must see if you are in the area !

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Steven Z
Reviewed yesterday

Famous Moonstone Beach is a beautiful spot with lots of cool stones...but...the "Moonstones" found here are not real moonstones. Moonstones are a type of Feldspar...these are not. Still a fun place with lots of sea life in the tide pools when the tide goes out.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Plus: large wine pours, nice wait staff and good service, warm bread (better if you sprinkle salt on the butter), clam chowder and candied walnut gorgonzola salad. Minus: pasta primavera (really flavorless), jalapeño cheese corn fritters (exactly where were the jalapeños???), spicy tequilla cream chicken...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank edieann
Reviewed 2 days ago

Moonstone Beach is an incredible place! The Pacific ocean waves are mesmerizing and we love listening to the surf at night from one of the many hotels. The succulent gardens, birds and marine life are fascinating to watch and provide a wonderful, stress free trip....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Cyndy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautiful. Incredible that the beach was so clean. Relaxing and I think this is also where we saw the elephant seals. They are so extremely large, I was in awe.🤗

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Grayhairgma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Moonstone Beach is a great walking beach with a boardwalk that spans the entire length of the beach. The rocks, for which the beach is named, are beautiful. This is a great place to walk or run, and there are several spots to just hang...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MizzusK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is small but offers beautiful views of the coast. There is a well maintained boardwalk that spans the length of the beach for those who enjoy a brisk walk by the ocean. A word of caution is that the steps going down to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Carol T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in December and the waves were really huge. Tried to get to the actual beach (no dogs allowed) but between the waves and the high tide -- no can od. Still a lovely place -- search for moonstones!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diana W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect December day to walk along the beach on the boardwalk. Park at Moonstone beach lot and take a stroll on the mile long boardwalk. The scenery is unobstructed and the wildlife abundant. The giant junipers arching over the walk along the path and well-placed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Gp4seth
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Michele G
18 July 2018|
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Response from MikeH670 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are definitely allowed (on leash) on the boardwalk along the bluff above the beaches; but there are "no dogs" symbols on the signs next to the stairways that lead down to the beaches. But that said, I have observed... More
5 June 2018|
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Response from Luchie B | Reviewed this property |
I go in December when its nice in quiet, being in Central California we get temperatures between 65 to 80. It's just a beautiful get away.
16 May 2018|
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Response from Krista W | Reviewed this property |
No camping on Moonstone, but San Simeon State Park (close by) is nice! We scouted it in January.