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.

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  • Mar
    Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Walks
    Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Walks
    January 13 to March 16, 2024

    Docents and experts lead a variety of walks through the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve each month.

  • Mar
    Paint & Sip
    Paint & Sip
    October 28, 2023 to June 29, 2024
    12:00 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 […]

  • Apr
    Wine 4 Paws
    Wine 4 Paws
    San Luis Obispo County
    April 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!

  • Jul
    American Legion July 4th Celebration
    American Legion July 4th Celebration
    July 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.

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