Moonstone Beach, Cambria

4.8
#1 of 71 in Outdoors in San Luis Obispo County
Renowned for its striking coastline interspersed with rocky promontories, Moonstone Beach provides a scenic place for a picnic and a suitable spot for surfing. Take a long stroll on the 1.6 km (1 mi) wooden boardwalk that lines the beach and take in the ocean views, or look for the moonstones the area was named for. Depending on the season, you can spot a variety of wildlife here, including whales, sea otters, dolphins, and numerous bird species. By using our Cambria trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Moonstone Beach and other attractions in Cambria.
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  • Moonstone beach is one of my favorite beaches. It has a very peaceful vibe. It's very clean and it's not crowded.  more »
  • Plenty of wide clean sandy beach to walk, run, explore and search for rocks, shells, "moonstone" and anything the ocean has delivered. There is also a well maintained wooden walkway just above the bea...  more »
  • It is hard to rate a beach in the middle of the winter...but we came here to see the sunset and we got a beautiful one!  more »
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