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About Moonstone Beach County Park in Trinidad, California

Moonstone Beach County Park is at the north side of the Little River mouth near Trinidad. The beach is popular with surfers and also with families that can play safely in the slow river current. Depending on the time of year you visit, the river can be wide or just a trickle.

Moonstone is a picturesque beach with rocks and larger sea stacks poking up out of the surf. The large two-humped rock island known as Camel Rock is visible to the north.

At the north end of Moonstone Beach there are hidden caves to explore at lower tides. South of the river mouth is Little River State Beach which requires wading through the river to be able to wander away from the crowds. In the summer months it is warm enough to swim in Little River.

To get there, start in Trinidad and turn off Main Street onto Scenic Drive. Follow this scenic windy road until you see a sign for Moonstone Grill. The beach is right below the restaurant.

Address
100 Moonstone Beach Rd
Trinidad, CA 95570
Park Name
Moonstone Beach County Park
Owner
County Park
Pet Details
Dogs allowed off leash
Fees
Free parking
Activities
Surfing, Beachcombing, Equestrian Use, Sea Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Swimming, Tidepooling
Amenities
Restaurant, Toilets, Caves, River, Tide Pools
Map of Moonstone Beach County Park
Westhaven-Moonstone, US
10:27 am, March 3, 2024
temperature icon 40°F
L: 40° H: 45°
Feels like 34.79 °F moderate rain
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 1.46
Precipitation: 0.04 inch
Visibility: 4 km
Sunrise: 6:46 am
Sunset: 6:10 pm
Humidity 95 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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