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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Our full gormet breakfasts, made from scratch, are as farm fresh as the season allows. 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
Come and enjoy the outstanding ocean views from the deck and in 2 of the 3 bedrooms in this gorgeous home. More Details
The Weymouth House is a cozy vintage home. Cambria Beach Bungalow was moved to its wonderful location 1/2 block up from Moonstone Beach in 1935. More Details
Events in Cambria
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Sip on an individual pot of premium tea while enjoying an assortment of tea sandwiches, hors d'oeuvres, baked goods, and pastries in the Cambria sun.
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!
The Paso Robles Event Center is pleased to announce the Mid-State Fair Market, a monthly one-day shopping experience to find antiques, new and used items, plus handmade items from local artisans and crafters.
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Free to the public, fine artists and crafters open their studios to showcase their art and share their process.
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The Cambria Christmas Market features open-air stalls selling glühwein (hot mulled wine), traditional German foods, local vendors, and live entertainment. Read More
The annual Scarecrow Festival includes plenty of fall festivities, including a trail of handmade scarecrows displayed throughout the town’s East and West Villages. Read More
Travel Articles about Cambria
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Welcome to Cambria: Where the Pines Meet the Sea as featured on Roadtrippers Stroll Main Street, sip wine, and fall in love with Moonstone Beach The best part about cruising Highway 1 is the charming towns you can explore along the way. Each has its own distinctive personality, but few are more romantic than Cambria, […] More Details
Top 10 Things About Cambria With so many treasures to offer, Cambria is the most charming seaside village you’ll ever discover on the California central coast. This fall, as you plan a getaway along the famed Highway 1 Discovery Route, here are 10 reasons you need to fully explore Cambria: #1: Destinations Cambria destinations are […] More Details
Find your sanctuary (and preserve your sense of well being). If solitude and serenity is what you seek, allow SLO CAL to ease your mind as you stretch your legs. Dreamlike hills, untouched cliffs, vibrant wildlife and endless uncrowded beaches and hiking trails await travelers along pristine Highway 1. Finally: fresh air, open sky and […] More Details
With an ever-changing landscape and breathtaking views, Cambria is ideal for avid road cyclists. Anticipate two major climbs, some steep descents and rolling hills with some flats. More Details
Where to Eat in Cambria
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At Boni's Tacos we offer 100% authenticity, our dishes are made with recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, deep in the heart of Mexico. More Details
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Enjoy a friendly atmosphere and good food at the West End Bar & Grill. More Details
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