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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Nestled amid a magical landscape, Cambria Pines Lodge provides a wide variety of accommodations in a picturesque setting. More Details
Tastefully appointed guest rooms providing every detail offer a sophisticated environment in this adult-only property. More Details
This cozy homestead is tucked away in Cambria’s idyllic Pine Knolls neighborhood, providing you with a nice balance of convenient proximity to local shops, restaurants, and attractions More Details
Luxurious Victorian castle with ocean views from all levels of the home. More Details
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Events in Cambria

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Dec
5
Cayucos Christmas Tree Lighting and arrival of Santa
December 05, 2021
From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cayucos
The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony includes the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus!
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Dec
11
Cayucos Christmas Open House
December 11, 2021
From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cayucos
Join us from 5-8pm, Downtown Ocean Avenue in Cayucos. Ring in the holidays by finding that special something for everyone on your shopping list.
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Dec
17
Best Christmas Pageant Ever
December 17 to December 19, 2021
Cambria
There is nothing better to get you in the holiday spirit than a staged reading of Barbara Robinson’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. A charming, hilarious story of the Herdman family and how they almost ruin Christmas! Show Times:Fridays 7:00PMSaturdays 2:00PMSaturdays 7:00PM CCA requires all attendees to indoor events to be fully vaccinated. Please bring: Photo ID Proof […]
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Jan
2
SLO County Restaurant Month
January 02 to January 31, 2022
SLO County
SLO County Restaurant Month celebrates the culinary talents and local cuisine of more than 40 area restaurants.
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Where to Eat in Cambria

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Harmony Café is open daily for lunch with about eight or nine items available, typically sandwiches, soups, salads and a couple heartier entrées. More Details
The exciting tastes of Italian cuisine with a fresh California influence and best of all, open late! More Details

Just like the name says, get your pizza and grub on in Cambria

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Hearth-baked breads, savory quiche, cheesecake, pastries, custom blended coffees. More Details
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