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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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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
Our full gormet breakfasts, made from scratch, are as farm fresh as the season allows. More Details
From the moment you enclose yourself in the lovely surroundings, you feel the special element of this Cambria vacation rental home. More Details
Step Into the Forest: This Tudor style home sits above a Monterey pine forest sweeping a half mile down to the ocean, the only vacation home in the area which borders a forest preserve. More Details
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Events in Cambria

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Sep
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Central Coast Arthritis Bike Classic
September 10 to September 17, 2022
San Luis Obispo County
The ride takes place each fall and aims to raise over $1 million dollars. Approximately 350 arthritis patients, families and supporters who are recruited by our staff will cycle over 525 miles raising funds and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation along Highway One. This event is marketed and publicized nationwide, with a focus in the […]
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Oct
8
Open Studios Art Tour
October 08 to October 16, 2022
San Luis Obispo County
Free to the public, fine artists and crafters open their studios to showcase their art and share their process.
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Get a hot, cheesy pizza and dine-in or take it to go

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Home of the Funny Name Fruit Pie More Details
Easy to order, easy to get your food, easy to afford. That's it - "Easy as Pie." Hope you enjoy! More Details
Quaint deli and bakery conveniently located in Cambria.  Great for a tasty sandwiches and delicious treats!

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