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I was surprised to see seals on the rocks!

Nice boardwalk to over look the beach and leave the flora, fauna and animals undisturbed. And as I... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
GinnyBNT
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Buffalo, New York
Absolutely amazing!!

So relaxing! Perfect day trip to the beach from the central valley! This will definitely be our... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
jomarig
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Nice boardwalk to over look the beach and leave the flora, fauna and animals undisturbed. And as I said, I was surprised to see seals hanging out on the rocks.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank GinnyBNT
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

So relaxing! Perfect day trip to the beach from the central valley! This will definitely be our family’s regular destination. 💕

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jomarig
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Visited on 9/20/2018 (Thursday): Moonstone Beach is a unique beach, one like I've never seen before. There are little stones when the water recedes, and you can even find these white/transparent stones called Moonstones. There are also a ton of other cool looking stones that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank BrutolMotent
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The beach is beautiful but if you think there are rocks of all colors your really have to spend time to find them. A ton of drift wood. Hit or miss, there are better beaches.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jean M
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Short stop close to the pacific coast highway. Cool place with natural round, polished stones. Worth a stop.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank FredrikB_SWE
Reviewed 3 September 2018

There are beaches and beaches... this one is nice to view, but... this is not a beach... OK, as stated above... for me----> beach is to be a place to swim, water is to be 24 C and above (26C+ preferred) and it is to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Moonstone Beach is a very relaxing stroll, you can go down to the beach and serch for shells and SeaGlass, or you can take the boardwalk for a long leisurlery stroll wit Great views all around you. If you have never been Moonstone Beach it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank poutinespaul
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We were excited to visit this beach and look for moon stones. It was a little disappointing as we only found a couple. Actually, a local picked the out for us and they were super tiny. I thought they would be plentiful as the photo...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LaurieCurran
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This beach is easily accessible with plenty of parking. Walk on the beach, find a seat with a lot of rocks and just start looking. I could spend hours here looking at all of the beautiful stones of every different color.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank egiffordfnp
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Look for a clear night. Unfortunately, we lost the sunset in the clouds. But still, the boardwalk is really a nice place to walk. We really enjoyed the time we spent there.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Gabrielle R
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gilcastle
1 May 2018|
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Response from robbiei468 | Reviewed this property |
I would guess that Bruce is probably correct. I actually quit hunting the stones quite some time ago and go down now just to be at water's edge where I have enjoyed this area for so long. Have fun.
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lavinia123
3 March 2018|
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Response from Michelle B | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen glass stones on the beach, but I've seen round tumbled-type stones at the very most north end. Follow the boardwalk north, it will end very close to a cement boat ramp. At the bottom of the boat ramp, you can... More
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StefG2200
29 September 2017|
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Response from Gary_Val_AZ | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you'd want to do that at right at Moonstone Beach. There is pretty high currents and undertow around the very rocky shoreline. Go a couple miles north to the beach located right by the Cavalier hotel. They... More
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