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Great place for kids and adults both. We had a blast looking for moonstones and jade. We found both... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Andreas, California
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Beautiful views, not to be missed!

We visited late on a cloudy day, hoping to view sunset. The initial misty views of the rugged... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dublin, Ohio
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San Simeon, CA 93452
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All reviews nice beach tide pools nice walking pretty beach during low tide drift wood sea glass great place to walk on the rocks board walk harbor seals walking path hearst castle central coast elephant seals cambria moonstone
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place for kids and adults both. We had a blast looking for moonstones and jade. We found both but jade is definitely more prevalent than the moonstones.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rdb1983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited late on a cloudy day, hoping to view sunset. The initial misty views of the rugged, rocky shoreline were almost mystical at low tide. We enjoyed seeing the local dogs romp on the wide beach. We were then rewarded with a stunning sunset!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Catjg2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Moonstone Beach has beautiful views and the tide pools are full of hermit crabs, sea anemone and barnacles. We must be careful with our footing to avoid stepping on live animals. We could not see any harbor seals in the Point Lobos Natural Preserve but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank S1150ASkarend
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 30 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 28 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 4 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
3  Thank poutinespaul
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2 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.
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
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