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Weekend Getaway :)

Our favorite Cali Beach for sure is Cambria, we go here whenever we get a chance, one of my grown... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
A beautiful beach and place to contemplate the beauty of coastal nature

Moonstone Beach draws the eye and the convenient boardwalk is dotted with benches that invite... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Modesto, California
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Cambria, CA 93452
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our favorite Cali Beach for sure is Cambria, we go here whenever we get a chance, one of my grown kids favorite beach as well. After here we drive up to San Simeon and those beautiful little towns, Gorda and Lucia ;)

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Moonstone Beach draws the eye and the convenient boardwalk is dotted with benches that invite visitors to slow down, take the time to just gaze at the horizon and be mesmerized by the ocean movement. Friendly locals walk there dogs on the boardwalk and add...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beachfront at Cambria is welcoming to we visitors. A boardwalk that allows the casual walker access to the beach gives a special sense of accommodation. The beach is clean, and it is close to parking which makes it easy for those who are limited...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to walk along to get your morning exercise while walking along the beach, lots of locals use it walk and walk their dogs

1  Thank MartinaD95
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful beach is made up of tiny rocks, rich in color. You can stroll along the boardwalk or venture down the bluffs to walk the beach and put your toes in the sea. Plan on staying a while.

1  Thank Dead-Air-Dave
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of driftwood, the beach is not sand it is gravel but fine gravel. I am used to the sand beaches of Carmel 100 miles north of here. Neverthless, it is attractive and very nice for watching the sunsets, which you can do from your...More

Thank wally2mc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We don't get what the big deal is with this 'beach'. With the exception of a decent open ocean view & a boardwalk to travel across for an hour of your time, this was more or less a let down. Didn't see an single moonstone,...More

Thank Rich807
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this beach and the eating establishments across the street. An old favorite and so romantic especially at sunset.

1  Thank OneOrchidLover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful boardwalk and great people. The air was crisp, the waves were calming, and we relaxed from the fast pace we’re used to. Loved it!

1  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice walk along the side of the sea. Wonderful Pacific, lots of squirrels. We really enjoyed it and are happy to recommend it.

1  Thank 510richarde
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Michele G
18 July 2018|
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Response from Michael H | 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.