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Moonstone Beach is like the beach of the old days....

This stretch of beach has become our favorite. The weather is lovely most of the year and the... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Sonora, California
Beautiful Coast and Beach

The beach stretches for a few miles and has lovely boarded walks alongside it if you do not want to... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Tracey Anne E
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Cambria, CA 93452
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

This stretch of beach has become our favorite. The weather is lovely most of the year and the views and dolphin play is just wonderful. We stayed for 4 nights this time at the Cambria Shores Inn... a very nice spot. One of the things...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mhadreas
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

The beach stretches for a few miles and has lovely boarded walks alongside it if you do not want to walk on the sand. This is a very pretty area and it has lots of great hotels opposite the beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tracey Anne E
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Don't miss this beautiful walk along Moonstone Beach! Whether you go down to the sand or stay on the board-covered trail above the beach, enjoy the beautiful Central Coast views.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Worldbutterfly
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

This was the last part of the U.S. Pacific coast I needed to see and visit so I’m glad the weather and life commitments made it possible. Each part is unique, but also the same, and MSB has that combination of ruggedness and serenity that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MCPOUSNrtd
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This beach is not the kind of beach where you will see sunloungers or beach umbrellas. The place looks wild, untamed and beautiful. The waves crashing on the shore and the seagulls' cries add to the whole tableau of unspoilt nature. Had a great time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

On a three week road trip everytime we said we were stopping at Cambria said oh it lovely or it's great, but there's just not much here that is good or exceptional, beach is dreary and quite unclean in places, much nicer beaches around on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sstratton297
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

A jewel just off of Highway 1 just north of Cambria. Easy boardwalk stroll along a beautiful beach. On a good day there will be a surfer show. Any day is worth the stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank StretherS
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We walked on the beach on a misty day and saw surfers and dolphins. We looked for moonstones after asking a local for clues as to what they looked like we found a few. Probably better to visit on a sunny day!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank BatterseaN
Reviewed 4 September 2018

All the properties along Moonstone Beach tout the "beauty" of the beach. Well that description is debatable to me. It's a dark and rocky beach that one cannot walk or lie on. All one can do is walk on the boardwalk and look at the...More

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3  Thank Angelina K
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We loved the beach here, mostly for the wooden path that lines the beach and makes for easy access to the beach itself.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank LaBernardi
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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.