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It Is a Beach

I took some nice photos, there is a boardwalk to the beach. Most importantly there is wide open... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Auntie-Nanuuq
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City of Angels
Best beach for beachcombing

If you go during low tide you can find gorgeous rocks, shells, and driftwood on this beach. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
vcal2011
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Charming and natural beach.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice beach” (21 reviews)
“tide pools” (17 reviews)
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San Simeon, CA 93452
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took some nice photos, there is a boardwalk to the beach. Most importantly there is wide open coastal access and the mcmansions are back from the street.... I didn't see the many stones for which the beach is famous, but there is a nice...More

Thank Auntie-Nanuuq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you go during low tide you can find gorgeous rocks, shells, and driftwood on this beach. It isn't too crowded. A lovely place to walk or sit and contemplate life.

Thank vcal2011
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I love stopping by this beach for a little unwinding from the stresses of the world. The area is often pretty empty, so you get a great experience connecting with nature. Lots of birds, beautiful blue colors, and gorgeous crazy colorful stones to massage your...More

Thank TravelinDSR
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Beautiful place tucked away along the coastal road from Cambria to San Simeon. Accessible beach and plenty of space to roam.

Thank alcor1922
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Fun place to see some beautiful rocks! Kids had a blast exploring and seeing if they could find some hidden treasures on the sand.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a great area of the coast. It has a waling path along the bluffs with educational signs so you can learn about the local inhabitants. There's a beach and tide pools appear during low tide.

Thank kalenacole
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were very disappointed with this non interesting beach. There were lots of people here (in the parking lot) which was very curious to us. Not sure what the big attraction is. I've been to nicer beaches, in fact, every beach I have been to...More

Thank bartpic
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Take a lovely beach of colored stones with a path that goes up the nearly cliffs with killer ocean views. Just behind this "park" there are small family run California seaside "motels". No high rises. Cute town with some great restaurants. Heavenly place to stay...More

Thank Adventure_Debi
Reviewed 5 September 2017

If you like picking up rocks or little bits of glass on the beach (like I do), then boy are you going to *love* the action at Moonstone Beach. I stuffed my pockets full of pebbles until Dirk dragged me away. Seriously, I filled a...More

2  Thank Renee S
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I honestly had no idea what I was supposed to be looking for because I didn't research moonstones prior to my visit. We found a lot of beautiful little rocks in a wide variety of colors, though no moon stones. The beach area is clean...More

Thank Nicole A
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Stef G
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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Tina85379
10 October 2016|
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Response from ce781 | Reviewed this property |
You can order advance tickets online at Hearst Castle website- very easy to do.
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cmesiano
27 July 2016|
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Response from Kevin M | Reviewed this property |
Take the Pacific Coast Highway for some of the most stunning views of the pacific.Take a boat ride out to the Channel Islands National Park.
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