Moonstone Beach Trail

EASY 12 reviews

Moonstone Beach Trail is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cambria, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.0 miles 36 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

beach

views

wildlife

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful for a short run along the coast

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Popular trail in Cambria with boardwalk along the coast. Water was stunningly blue. A cool compared to the heat wave in the central valley. We like to start at the northern end parking lot at the top of the overlook.

8 months ago

Had a great time!!!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice

walking
11 months ago

This is an easy and beautiful walk along the ocean.

walking
1 year ago

Great place to take your dog (on a leash).... beautiful walk and we even spotted some whales breaching.

walking
1 year ago

Suggested for active walkers. Our fur kids are always welcome (on leash) and the locals are friendly. Breath taking views of the ocean without getting sand in your shoes; although there is access points along the trail.

2 years ago

I LOVE a foggy beach & this was a perfect beach for that. A relaxing, beautiful beach walk.

walking
3 years ago

A great place to take a beautiful walk for any stamina. Nice views -- very dog friendly.

walking
3 years ago

This trail is super easy to walk. Definitely not a challenge in the least, but it will give you lots of exploring to do. There is a staircase that leads down to a little beach with some rocks to climb on. A bit further north, there is a place where you can climb down a bit of a hill onto a really neat tide pool area with smooth, flat rocks. We saw otters, seals, starfish, anemones, some sort of baby shark looking creature, crabs, hawks, gulls, dragonflies, butterflies, squirrels, and many other birds and insects. Other parts of the boardwalk take you through more wooded areas and Moonstone Beach. Lots of interesting rocks as well, if you are into that. I will definitely be doing this trail again. Not for any sort of physical challenge, but because of all of the exploring it offers!

walking
4 years ago

Easy trail. Several options. Very scenic with both ocean and forest segments.