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Old 07-10-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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Has anyone stayed in Cambria on Moonstone Beach?

Our daughters have never visited CA, so we are planning a trip next year that includes some of the highlights of the state, including Disneyland (of course), Sequoia NP and a couple of days on the Pacific Ocean.

The town of Cambria looks interesting and not as far a drive as Monterrey or Big Sur. We've never seen a beach covered with stones instead of shells and would probably stay across from the Moonwalk.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a hotel for a family of 5 on the beach in that area? And I guess more importantly is the view of the Pacific as spectacular as it is farther up north? I drove up the PCH to San Francisco when I was a teenager and remember being awed by its beauty. I want my girls to have that same experience, but we're starting off in DL and have limited time.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:17 PM   #2
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a hotel for a family of 5 on the beach in that area? And I guess more importantly is the view of the Pacific as spectacular as it is farther up north? I drove up the PCH to San Francisco when I was a teenager and remember being awed by its beauty. I want my girls to have that same experience, but we're starting off in DL and have limited time.
Technically, the Pacific Coast Highway ends around Oxnard. They have a bunch of names, including the Big Sur Coast Highway, North Coast Scenic Byway, and Cabillo Highway (two segments actually). There are a bunch of other names because different cities/counties decided to give their little segment a name.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LandArch/sc...ays/route1.htm
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The view in Cambria is not as stunning as farther north, and the town is one street.
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I drove up the PCH to San Francisco when I was a teenager
Be careful to call it "Hwy 1". Some people get technical about the names of the highway.

We love Cambria. The Moonstone is great. We tend to prefer the White Water but it is a longer walk to beach access. We tried the 9 Iron recently and loved it - hot tub, great views, fireplace. You want stunning views try Ragged Point Inn a few miles north.
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Thanks for the responses.

StageTek, I will look into 9 Iron, White Water and Ragged Point Inn. Thanks for the useful information. I would like to drive up to the north coast some, but not sure how far we will go since we're also visiting Sequoia for a few days.

Sorry if I offended anyone by using the term PCH. I only visited once when I was a teenager, so I wasn't sure of the local terminology. I just figured everyone would know what I meant. I got that term from Disneyland actually.
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Sorry if I offended anyone by using the term PCH. I only visited once when I was a teenager, so I wasn't sure of the local terminology. I just figured everyone would know what I meant. I got that term from Disneyland actually.
I don't think that anyone took offense. I'm one of those who can be pedantic about it, but always with good humor. You've stumbled into one of the areas of NorCal/SoCal debate (which really should be separate states, as both sides disavow the other). PCH is a SoCal term. As bcla and StageTek noted, the beautiful area along the Big Sur Coast is either Cabrillo Highway or, more simply, Highway 1, as it's in Central/Northern California.

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P.S. The other major difference, which really does grate on my ears, is using the as a preface to a highway number, as in "the 5". A true abomination
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Thanks! I always like to be informed. From here on out I will say Hwy 1.
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Hi,

We stayed at Moonstone Landing and loved it, the beach and Cambria. Highly recommend. I don't know about rooms for a family of 5 though. Here is a link to our blog of arrival, there are a couple of newer relevant entries after that one. It was very scenic!
http://roadtripswithbob.blogspot.com...one-beach.html
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:52 PM   #9
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dfriia, Thanks so much for letting me read your trip report. It was very helpful. I can't wait to see the elephant seals!
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