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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Where to Stay in Cambria

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Facing the Pacific Ocean from picturesque Moonstone Beach Drive, Captain's Cove Inn offers a refreshing escape from everyday life. More Details
Welcome to the recently renovated Cambria Landing Inn & Suites, an intimate 27-room inn featuring the best ocean views and suites with a Jacuzzi tub and fireplace for that extra special Central Coast getaway.  More Details
Winnie's Place sits atop Happy Hill with distant ocean views. More Details
Gorgeous, one of a kind, customized inside and out, vacation home, located 1.5 blocks from Lampton Cliffs Park and .4 miles from Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. More Details
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Events in Cambria

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Jul
24
Festival Mozaic
July 24 to July 31, 2021
San Luis Obispo County
The Festival Mozaic summer concert series takes place every summer throughout the county
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Jul
25
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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Jul
31
Paso Robles
Bonamassa is one of today’s top live performers and his enthusiastic shows are one of the biggest parts of his career and a favorite for music lovers worldwide.
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Aug
2
Get Into Your Sanctuary Days
August 02 to August 08, 2021
San Simeon
This is both a national event as well as a local event, including a scavenger hunt at San Simeon Cove.
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Where to Eat in Cambria

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Located in a historic house in Cambria, Cafe is bringing delicious sandwiches and soups to town. More Details

Traditional Italian and American food in the quaint town of Cambria

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Enjoy a friendly atmosphere and good food at the West End Bar & Grill. More Details
An honest, slightly sophisticated bakery. Come fika... have a coffee, something to eat and a chit chat!  More Details
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