Welcome to Cambria

Visit Cambria to walk on historic streets and famous California beaches. Cambria’s history has been painstakingly preserved by a dedicated band of volunteers at the Historical Society, which brings the town’s history to life with an easy, self-guided historical walking tour. The tour showcases historic homes, storefronts and places of worship dating back to the 1870s spanning 28 stops and multiple architectural styles in Cambria’s historic East Village. Start at the Guthrie-Bianchini House, now the Cambria Historical Museum, for exhibits, information and a charming garden patio.

When you are done walking downtown, head to Moonstone Beach to hunt for sea treasures. Wave-worn “moonstones” cover this beach and entice seaglass hunters of all ages to sift its sands. For a dramatic entrance, walk the gentle Moonstone Beach Boardwalk, an ADA-compliant one-mile path along the beach. Wildlife abounds here with gray whales, humpback whales, dolphins, seabirds and otters at play. After your stroll, relax at nearby Shamel Park, whose facilities include day-use areas, a children's playground, restrooms and a heated ADA-compliant swimming pool. Bring a picnic, a birding guide, a sweater, and a sense of adventure.

When in Cambria, visit one of the most unique ranches in America. Covell’s California Clydesdale Ranch is home to a herd of 100 freely-roaming majestic Clydesdale horses. The 2,000-acre ranch is made possible through a nature conservation easement, with views of a Monterey Pine forest, glimpses of the ocean, and pristine pastures. Tours of the 2,000-acre property are available in the ranch’s open-air trailer, or on horseback, and discuss the annual rodeo, party and open-pit barbecue held on the ranch in the 1890s with the Hearst Family as benefactor.

Cambria has famous olallieberry pie. The olallieberry (pronounced oh-la-leh) is a cross between a Youngberry and a Loganberry, and is in the same ballpark as a blackberry. The name derives from a Native American word for “berry.” The olallieberry is the most widely-grown fruit at Linn’s Family Fruit Farm, which is open to the public on picturesque Santa Rosa Creek Road. Olallieberries feature in Linn’s famous jams, sauces and, most beloved of all, in Linn’s famous olallieberry pie, available at Linn’s Restaurant. In May every year, Cambria holds the Olallieberry Festival, and every Fourth of July, Linn’s presents an old-timey pie-eating contest.

Things to do in Cambria

Come experience Cambria like the locals.

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Where to Stay in Cambria

Plan your stay at one of the many hotels or vacation rentals in Cambria.

Our full gormet breakfasts, made from scratch, are as farm fresh as the season allows. More Details
The staff at Sand Pebbles Inn is especially adept at insuring that guests of any age will have the opportunity to experience the area to its fullest and leave with many wonderful family memories of their Central Coast vacation. More Details
Come and enjoy the outstanding ocean views from the deck and in 2 of the 3 bedrooms in this gorgeous home. More Details
The Weymouth House is a cozy vintage home. Cambria Beach Bungalow was moved to its wonderful location 1/2 block up from Moonstone Beach in 1935. More Details
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Events in Cambria

Plan your next roadtrip to Cambria around events and happenings.

May
9
Cambria
Sip on an individual pot of premium tea while enjoying an assortment of tea sandwiches, hors d'oeuvres, baked goods, and pastries in the Cambria sun.
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May
9
Brunch in the Garden
April 04 to August 29, 2021
From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cambria
Our gourmet buffet includes a chefs carving station, an omelette station, seafood, fresh home-baked pastries and desserts, assorted crudités, homemade breakfast frittatas and quiches, home-style potatoes, and more!
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May
14
Mid-State Fair Outdoor Markets
March 19 to June 18, 2021
From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Paso Robles
The Paso Robles Event Center is pleased to announce the Mid-State Fair Market, a monthly one-day shopping experience to find antiques, new and used items, plus handmade items from local artisans and crafters.
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Oct
9
Open Studios Art Tour
October 09 to October 17, 2021
San Luis Obispo County
Free to the public, fine artists and crafters open their studios to showcase their art and share their process.
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Where to Eat in Cambria

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At Boni's Tacos we offer 100% authenticity, our dishes are made with recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, deep in the heart of Mexico. More Details
A Local Favorite: Robin’s Restaurant More Details
Enjoy a friendly atmosphere and good food at the West End Bar & Grill. More Details
A colorful restaurant that serves authentic Mexican cuisine More Details
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