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Moonstone Beach

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Address: Trinidad, CA 95570

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Absolute favorite family beach

This beach is my all time favorite family beach. Perfect for small children. Small cove like beach With the mouth of the Little river running into the ocean, it is perfect for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Eureka, California
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Eureka, California
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is my all time favorite family beach. Perfect for small children. Small cove like beach With the mouth of the Little river running into the ocean, it is perfect for children to swim in warmer than ocean cold water. The ocean is one that you can walk into it and it does not get deep fast. During the... More 

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Arcata, California
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Bring your dog, your surfboard, your waders, and your sun tan lotion. Look for moonstones, hide in the caves, and practice rock-climbing. Nap, explore, picnic, swim. The best beach ever.

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McKinleyville, California
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121 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

There's a river to wade across here as well as the charming and fun little beach. And if you time your visit to low tide, you can go into a small cave at this beach. Who knows? You might even find a moonstone! Some folks who are more adventurous like to climb the rocks which rise from the beach.

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Riverton, Utah
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120 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went there since it was just down the road from our rental house. Our kids said it was a nice beach and have been there several times since they live up there. The parking was tight with broken glass and trash all over the parking lot. We didn't see too much since that day it was foggy. Didn't know you... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were here for a wedding and it served as a backdrop to the perfect spot. Awesome setting and big enough for many groups of beach goers too.

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Richardson
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was a nice spot typical of northern California beaches. The parking and access was good and it allowed for some wind breaks if needed. There's a nice restaurant at this beach with good views as well.

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Paradise, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is always one of favorite places to go when at coast house... there are tons of sand dollars here if right time of year & huge clam shells stay in tack if waves are not too hard.

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Ao Nang, Thailand
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94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

You can't just walk straight out to beach at all places here due to a river being in the way but such a beautiful little place to paint and take pictures of the gorgeous sunsets

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Grass Valley, California
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

You don't have direct access to beach from parking,beautiful river in the way but it's gorgeous and a great place for views and painting

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Eureka, California
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95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Very busy, limited parking. Very popular with a wide variety of people who use it for a wide range of activities: surfing, body boarding, building sand castles, picnicking, kayaking in Little River, etc.

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