Moonstone Beach is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Trinidad, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.6 miles Elevation Gain: 16 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips

paddle sports

rock climbing


bird watching





no shade

6 months ago

Great place to walk around and explore. Had our dog on leash which worked out well. We will go back to play in the water and spend the afternoon there.

Sat Nov 03 2018

Easy beach access, and a beautiful place to watch the sunset

Fri Aug 31 2018

I rock hunt and collect driftwood.i had a blast

Sun Sep 17 2017

An absolutely breathtaking walk on low tide. Sea Anemones and Star Fish all around the exposed rocks. Beautiful!!!!!!

Tue Jul 18 2017

Nice little area that I did in late fall.

nature trips
Sat Jul 01 2017

Cool beach! The river spits out right at the beach. Some good rock climbing, and dogs are welcome. Can get a little breezy.

spooky foggy surf

Mon May 30 2016

Went on Memorial Day weekend. Pleasant day with lots of families and their children playing in the little creek. Lots of surfers disappearing around the rocks on the north side. I'd like to got back when it's less busy explore the cave and walk north around the big rock. Parking was a bit of a challenge with that many people there.

Fri May 08 2015

Very pretty beach with a cave, rock-climbing and perfect surf. Great place for dogs and kiddos too! If your feeling extra adventurous, wonder down there in the evening climb a few rocks and stargaze. You will not be disappointed!

Thu Jun 16 2011

Beautiful beach with awesome rock features including a cave. A great place to star gaze when the fog is clear.

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