Moonstone Beach - Cambria, California

Cambria, Calif.--Moonstone Beach is one of Cambria's and the Central Coast's scenic spots. Romantic, uncrowded, unspoiled and close to Hearst Castle, you can watch the elephant seals, migrating whales, shop in Cambria, dine, sample wines and have a lovely time.

Moonstone Beach is Cambria's best opportunity for a vacation or getaway with hotel rooms or suites offering ocean views. Scenic walks, sunsets, sandy beaches, interesting rocks, seagulls and the constant waves crashing in misty motion, you'll fall in love with Moonstone Beach. Or maybe you'll fall in love with someone at Moonstone Beach, the romantic place.

Walking paths above the beach include a nice boardwalk for people to stroll. Access stairs or climbs down the small hills to the beach include sandy and rocky coves perfect for picnics and nature watching. If you venture to Cambria on California Central Coast not far from San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay and Pismo Beach, Moonstone Beach in Cambria offers a slower pace and more rustic environs than Pismo with its long pier and tourist shops. Moonstone is great for families, but is frequented by adult couples seeking quiet time, upscale shopping with artistss' galleries, wine bars and gourmet meals.

From Los Angeles

Take Highway 101 North to San Luis Obispo and take the Highway 1 North off-ramp, signed Hearst Castle. Cambria is just a 40 minute drive from San Luis Obispo up Highway 1 through Morro Bay. Continue past the turnoff for Cambria village and at Windsor turn left (towards the ocean) and then right onto Moonstone Beach Drive.

From San Francisco

Getting to Moonstone Beach: Take Highway 101 South, through Paso Robles, exit at Highway 46 West and travel West towards Cambria. At the Highway 1 intersection, turn right (to the North) and continue past the turnoff for the village of Cambria (approximately 4 miles). At Windsor turn left (towards the ocean) and then right onto Moonstone Beach Drive.

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