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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
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.
The Camrose house is a country chic vacation rental with eclectic touches, much like the community of Cambria, California itself.
Fireside InnFireside InnCambria
A picturesque getaway and romantic escape awaits you at the Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach in Cambria, California.
Cambria Beach LodgeCambria Beach LodgeCambria
Everyone both young and old will enjoy a stay at the Cambria Beach Lodge in Cambria, California, a bright and modern beach-centric hotel.
Summer Place HomestaySummer Place HomestayCambria
Summer Place Homestay and its owner will welcome you like family to this charming cottage with its beautiful gardens in Cambria.
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Events In Cambria
Plan your next roadtrip to Cambria around events and happenings.
Friday Night Live at The Cow TipperFriday Night Live at The Cow TipperCambriaApril 21 to June 16, 20236:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kick start your Friday night at The Cow Tipper with a live music event featuring acclaimed local musicians.
Festival MozaicFestival MozaicSan Luis Obispo CountyJuly 22 to July 30, 2023
The Festival Mozaic summer concert series takes place every summer throughout the county.
I Hate HamletI Hate HamletCambriaAugust 11 to August 27, 2023
A hugely successful television star is offered the role of a lifetime, Hamlet, in NYC’s Central Park. But is he good enough for the Bard?
Eroica Vintage Bicycle RideEroica Vintage Bicycle RideCambriaSeptember 17, 2023
Eroica returns to the Central Coast for Spring of 2022!
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.
Hidden KitchenHidden KitchenCambria
The Hidden Kitchen is a 100% gluten free cafe featuring all-organic and locally sourced fare. We specialize in bioregional blue corn waffles and seasonal smoothies to satisfy a broad range of taste preferences.
Sandy’s DeliSandy’s DeliCambria
Quaint deli and bakery conveniently located in Cambria. Great for a tasty sandwiches and delicious treats!
The SpotThe SpotCambria
Crepes Paninis & Fresh squeezed Juices
Mezzo ItalianoMezzo ItalianoCambria
The exciting tastes of Italian cuisine with a fresh California influence and best of all, open late!
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