Moonstone Beach is one of many uncrowded beaches on the Cambria Coastline but this one brings something extra special to residents and visitors. Enjoy strolling the one-mile boardwalk that meanders all along the splendid coast between Cambria’s north end to Leffingwell Landing and back. Or find refuge on the abundance of wooden benches along the beach park and spend a relaxing afternoon listening to the ocean’s melody while watching whales, dolphins and birds. Beach combing, exploring tide pools and viewing the sea otters as they frolic in the waves are also favorite pastimes. Feel the sand between your toes at this natural wonder. In fact, if you look closely at the small rocks along the beach, you’ll see some aren’t rocks at all. Instead, they’re colorful, shiny moonstones for which the beach was named.
Colorful stones a plenty. You have to know what you are looking for as far as “moonstones” go. But it was like a fun little scavenger hunt.
It was foggy when we visited, and we were under prepared for the amount of kelp on the beach and the amount of flying insects feasting on it. But it was still very beautiful. As much as I wanted to take a few pebbles, we only took pictures. The pebbles were beautiful. We walked into town for dinner and were surprised to learn that there was no Uber to taxi company so we had to walk back at night. Fortunately, the boardwalk was there most of the way so it wasn’t too dangerous.
There also seems to be a tradition of using driftwood to make tee-pee shapes, which were fun t pose with.
Dogs are allowed on the boardwalk but not the beach!
Very nice beach- cool colorful rocks that my kids had fun collecting!
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