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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Jan
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Adventures with Nature
January 01 to January 31, 2020
San Luis Obispo County
The Central Coast State Parks Associations presents the Adventures with Nature series. 
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Jan
18
SLO County Restaurant Month
January 02 to January 31, 2020
SLO County
SLO County Restaurant Month celebrates the culinary talents and local cuisine of more than 40 area restaurants.
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Jan
24
Cambria Annual Art & Wine Festival
January 24 to January 26, 2020
Cambria

Three days of art and wine pleasures in the beautiful villages of Cambria.

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Feb
1
Pismo Beach
Plans are in place for a joyful celebration for Western Monarch Day at the Pismo Beach State Monarch Butterfly Grove.
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Where to Eat in Cambria

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Indigo Moon is located on 1980 Main Street in the beautiful East Village of Cambria, CA. We serve delicious house-made meals, extravagant wines, and eclectic cheeses. More Details
A Local Favorite: Robin’s Restaurant More Details
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Crepes Paninis & Fresh squeezed Juices More Details
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Where to Stay in Cambria

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Tastefully appointed guest rooms providing every detail offer a sophisticated environment in this adult-only property.

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For quality and comfort in the heart of Old Cambria, you won't find a better home-base for all your Central Coast Vacation activities than the Cambria Palms Motel. More Details
The Cabin in Cambria  is an incredible place to stay on your next get-away to California's scenic central coast - Cambria, San Simeon, Morro Bay, south coast Big Sur, and Adelaide wine country. More Details
Welcome to our enchanted garden, where there's plenty of light and love to renew your spirit and feed your soul. More Details
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