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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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At Oceanpoint Ranch, we have perfected the art of simple living right on the majestic shores of Moonstone Beach. More Details
In the heart of California's central coast, Little Sur Inn, a family owned and operated 17 room boutique property, is ideally located on Moonstone Beach Drive in the resort town of Cambria. More Details
This three bedroom home is beautiful and comfortable...the rooms are large and light with an open feeling. More Details
Built in 1906, this historic Cambria house was originally the lightkeeper's residence at the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse, gateway to Big Sur. More Details
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Events in Cambria

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May
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Adventures with Nature
May 29, 2022
San Luis Obispo County
The Central Coast State Parks Associations presents the Adventures with Nature series. 
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May
29
Mediterranean Winemaker Dinner
May 29, 2022
From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cambria
Join Oceanpoint Ranch and Harmony Cellars this Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, May 29 as we take your taste buds around the globe with our unique Mediterranean tasting menu.
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Festival Mozaic
July 23 to July 30, 2022
San Luis Obispo County
The Festival Mozaic summer concert series takes place every summer throughout the county.
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Enjoy a friendly atmosphere and good food at the West End Bar & Grill. More Details
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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
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