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Moonstone Beach

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Address: Trinidad, CA 95570

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Best all-purpose beach in California

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2016
Arcata, California
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Arcata, California
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162 reviews
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.

Thank bonmom707
McKinleyville, California
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115 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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.

Thank rodjk37
Riverton, Utah
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118 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

Thank rnsnake
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank travelerM194SX
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

Thank Dorothy H
Paradise, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank sepandrenec
Ao Nang, Thailand
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94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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

1 Thank AC C
Grass Valley, California
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

1 Thank ambermoonc
Eureka, California
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95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Thank lentz316
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57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Peaceful place hidden in a scenic drive, sand beach and dog friendly. Always quiet, you can see people surf, or just relax in this place. A restaurant at site is good to have more fun for dinner! If you look for a relax place, this is it.

1 Thank Carolyntw

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