Moonstone Beach Boardwalk
Moonstone Beach Boardwalk

Moonstone Beach Boardwalk

Famous for its dramatic coastline and breathtaking views, Moonstone Beach Boardwalk is where your Cambria seaside escape begins.

Whether you want to sink your toes into the sand, catch glimpses of marine life swimming by, explore living tide pools, or head out to sea for surfing, boating and other aquatic adventures, you will find there is something for everyone to enjoy on Moonstone Beach.

After spending time soaking in the sun, sand and surf, take a relaxing one-mile stroll along the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk. Enjoy playful sea otters, watch whales and dolphins in season, take in the stunning ocean views and picnic at Leffingwell Landing. Or select one of several lodgings for your overnight stay and enjoy a meal at one of our fine ocean view restaurants along the way.

And while the beach and boardwalk are a great start for exploring all that the Moonstone Beach area has to offer, those looking for even more will find an excellent hiking trail that loops directly through the area’s scenic beauty. Follow the path to stand on bluffs that jet above the sea, walk through a picturesque eucalyptus grove, and wander through San Simeon State Park camping area, before looping back to where it all began: the pristine beauty of Moonstone Beach.

Highway Closures

Highway 1 Closure

If you're heading to the Central Coast, be sure to be mindful of the stretch of Highway 1, 21 miles north of Cambria. Caltrans is busy with a major construction project to make traveling along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway a safer journey.

Highway 1 Storm Repair Along the Big Sur Coast Due to multiple active slides, State Route 1 is now closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and just south of Nepenthe (Mon 44).

Worried about Highway 1 Road Closures? Cambria and Hearst Castle are easily accessible from Highway 46 West from 101 South of Paso Robles or from northbound Highway 1 from the city of San Luis Obispo. Travelers from the north can easily take Highway 101 as an alternate route to Highway 1, which reduces travel time to Cambria by about 25 minutes.

For the latest road closure information visit the Caltrans website.