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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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where to stay in Cambria
Plan your stay at one of the many hotels or vacation rentals in Cambria.
Awesome House, Awesome ViewAwesome House, Awesome ViewCambria
When friends ask about your trip to Cambria, California, you will tell them it was an Awesome House, Awesome View.
Blue Sea CastleBlue Sea CastleCambria
The Blue Sea Castle invites you to explore Cambria, California. This stunning house has ocean views and is central to all there is to offer.
Gift from the SeaGift from the SeaCambria
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Pura VidaPura VidaCambria
Live the pure life at Pura Vida vacation rental in Cambria. This expansive custom home offers simple luxury along the famed Highway 1.
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Events In Cambria
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Cambria Beach Clean-Up – Fiscalini RanchCambria Beach Clean-Up – Fiscalini RanchCambriaSeptember 23, 2023
California Coastal Clean-Up Day, an annual beach and inland waterway clean-up, is the state’s largest volunteer event.
Sea Otter Awareness WeekSea Otter Awareness WeekSeptember 24 to September 30, 2023
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sea Otter Awareness Week with a series of virtual and educational events.
Live Music at Oceanpoint RanchLive Music at Oceanpoint RanchCambriaJuly 19 to December 27, 20236:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us for live music from local musicians on Wednesday nights.
Central Coast Arthritis Bike ClassicCentral Coast Arthritis Bike ClassicSan Luis Obispo CountySeptember 30 to October 07, 2023
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 […]
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
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Preserves, Sanctuaries and Secluded Pleasures along Highway 1
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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
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JJ’s PizzaJJ’s PizzaCambria
Get a hot, cheesy pizza and dine-in or take it to go
Moonstone Beach Bar & GrillMoonstone Beach Bar & GrillCambria
The goal is simple: serve great food with great service in a relaxed atmosphere.
Traditional Italian and American food in the quaint town of Cambria
Soto’s True Earth MarketSoto’s True Earth MarketCambria
At Soto’s True Earth Market our mission is to nourish our community.
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