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Nice beach

My son and I went there just before sunset. I was curious about the "moonstones" I didn't see... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2010
lj3650
,
sacramento
nice tidepools!

A wonderful beach! We stopped in after Hearst Castle and there was a staircase that led down to the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2007
Teesa
,
Phoenix,AZ
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Charming and natural beach.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice beach” (22 reviews)
“tide pools” (18 reviews)
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San Simeon, CA 93452
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Reviewed 13 December 2010

My son and I went there just before sunset. I was curious about the "moonstones" I didn't see any, but didn't know what I was looking for. There were no small moonstone looking rocks on the beach. Then as we got over toward the rocks...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2007

A wonderful beach! We stopped in after Hearst Castle and there was a staircase that led down to the beach..an easy walk right down the rocks! great for kids or people that have limited abilities. We were able to view tidepools filled with starfish and...More

8  Thank Teesa
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lavinia123
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
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Stef G
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
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Tina85379
10 October 2016|
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Response from ce781 | Reviewed this property |
You can order advance tickets online at Hearst Castle website- very easy to do.
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