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

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Events in Cambria

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Cambria Christmas Market at Cambria Pines Lodge
November 28 to December 31, 2020
Cambria
This event has been cancelled.
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Open Studios Virtual Art Tour
September 22 to December 31, 2020
San Luis Obispo County
The popular Open Studios Art Tour goes virtual for 2020. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with old favorites and find new ones.
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Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Walks
November 28, 2020 to January 01, 2021
Cambria
Docents and experts lead a variety of walks through the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve each month.
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Where to Eat in Cambria

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Global, Imaginative and Delicious More Details
The goal is simple: serve great food with great service in a relaxed atmosphere.  More Details
At Soto’s True Earth Market our mission is to nourish our community. More Details
La Terraza Mexican Grill is located on Tamson Street just off of Main Street in Cambria.  More Details
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Where to Stay in Cambria

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Moonstone Landing overlooks Moonstone Beach and features 29 rooms, lounge, outdoor patio, heated Jacuzzi spa and has ample parking 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
Open the front door to discover the surprise of an art-filled retreat — cozy, airy and visually stunning. More Details

Here's a cheerful, cozy hour that offers a touch of whimsy and a dash of country-chic charm atop Park Hill.

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