Moonstone Beach

Moonstone BeachMoonstone Beach is one of many uncrowded beaches on the Cambria Coastline but this one brings something extra special to residents and visitors.

Enjoy strolling the one-mile boardwalk that meanders all along the splendid coast between Cambria’s north end to Leffingwell Landing and back. Or find refuge on the abundance of wooden benches along the beach park and spend a relaxing afternoon listening to the ocean’s melody while watching whales, dolphins and birds. Beach combing, exploring tide pools and viewing the sea otters as they frolic in the waves are also favorite pastimes.

Feel the sand between your toes at this natural wonder. In fact, if you look closely at the small rocks along the beach, you’ll see some aren’t rocks at all. Instead, they’re colorful, shiny moonstones for which the beach was named.


Highway Closures

Highway 1 Now Open to Overnight Traffic

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 between Ragged Point and Gorda will no longer be closed overnight, but daytime roadwork will continue Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control via a temporary traffic signal 24/7. Travelers can expect traffic delays between 5-10 minutes.

Additional overnight road closures of Highway 1 may be scheduled prior to the completion of the project in 2017, but none are planned at this time. For the latest road closure information visit the Caltrans website here here.