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
Come experience Cambria like the locals.
where to stay in Cambria
Plan your stay at one of the many hotels or vacation rentals in Cambria.
Cambria Palms MotelCambria Palms MotelCambria
The Cambria Palms Motel is a comfortable, boutique property offering a creekside location near Highway 1 in Cambria.
Cambria Vacation RentalsCambria Vacation RentalsCambria
We offer beautiful homes, including oceanfront, pet friendly and with hot tubs
Little Sur InnLittle Sur InnCambria
The ocean is calling you…inviting you to the Little Sur Inn in Cambria, California, a family-owned beachfront property.
Cozy Cottage in the Heart of Cambria
If you have been searching for a Cozy Cottage in the Heart of Cambria, California, then look no further – this is the one!
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Events In Cambria
Plan your next roadtrip to Cambria around events and happenings.
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve WalksFiscalini Ranch Preserve WalksCambriaJanuary 13 to March 16, 2024
Docents and experts lead a variety of walks through the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve each month.
Paint & SipPaint & SipCambriaOctober 28, 2023 to June 29, 202412:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Local artists inspire and instruct Coastal Wine and Paint Party customers step-by-step to create their Cambria Coastal masterpieces! No experience necessary.Coastal Wine and Paint Party is located in beautiful Cambria at various locations depending on class size. Our events last up to 2 hours. We provide all the materials you need for an extraordinary, fun-filled […]
Wine 4 PawsWine 4 PawsSan Luis Obispo CountyApril 20 to April 21, 2024
Pet loving wine drinkers can help our four-legged friends by visiting ANY of the participating wineries throughout the weekend, when a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Woods Humane Society!
American Legion July 4th CelebrationAmerican Legion July 4th CelebrationCambriaJuly 04, 2024
Cambria’s annual 4th of July celebration is held at Shamel Park starting at 11am, with family fun events, music and a BBQ all day long. Fireworks start at dusk. A trolley service will run from 10am to 6pm, from North Moonstone to Main Street to East Village with a turnaround at the Dog Park.
Can’t Miss activities in Cambria
Make sure to experience these activities in Cambria. You won’t be disappointed!
Cambria Christmas MarketCambria Christmas MarketCambria
The Cambria Christmas Market features open-air stalls selling glühwein (hot mulled wine), traditional German foods, local vendors, and live entertainment.
Cambria Scarecrow FestivalCambria Scarecrow FestivalCambria
The annual Scarecrow Festival includes plenty of fall festivities, including a trail of handmade scarecrows displayed throughout the town’s East and West Villages.
Travel Articles About Cambria
Read about why Cambria is the perfect California Highway 1 road trip for those seeking a special California beach town experience.
Welcome to Cambria: Where the Pines Meet the Sea
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, […]
Top 10 Things About Cambria
With plenty of outdoor fun, seaside dining, wildlife viewing & culture to discover, here are the top 10 reasons to explore the Cambria coast:
Preserves, Sanctuaries and Secluded Pleasures along Highway 1
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 […]
Cambria CyclingCambria CyclingCambria
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.
where to Eat in Cambria
Check out all the restaurants and good eats in Cambria.
Linn’s Easy as Pie CafeLinn’s Easy as Pie CafeCambria
Easy to order, easy to get your food, easy to afford. That's it – "Easy as Pie." Hope you enjoy!
Handsome BakesHandsome BakesCambria
An honest, slightly sophisticated bakery. Come fika… have a coffee, something to eat and a chit chat!
West End Bar & GrillWest End Bar & GrillCambria
Enjoy a friendly atmosphere and good food at the West End Bar & Grill.
Redwood CafeRedwood CafeCambria
A Cambria gem, tucked away on Main Street, Redwood Café is serving up all your favorites, hot and delicious.
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