Cambria Area Guide

Entertainment, Restaurants, and Area Info

Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1).  Cambria is situated amidst Monterey pines in one of only three such native forests.

Moonstone Beach is home to various sea life such as seals and sea otters and tide pools filled with sea anemones, sea urchins, starfish, crabs, snails and more. The beach was named after the moonstones that wash ashore there. Moonstone Beach Boardwalk is a 1.5 mi (2.4 km) walk with several beach access points and benches to allow for sea life observation and beachcombing.

Hearst Castle is located approximately six miles north, and the Northern elephant seal rookery at Piedras Blancas is some fifteen miles to the north.

Cambria is home to the Cambria Historical Museum in the historic East Village and to the California State Historical Landmark No 939, Nitt Witt Ridge.

Cambria offers a variety of recreational activities such as bicycling and hiking. Local beaches offer a venue to boogie board, surf, and skimboard. Ocean fishing is conducted off area beaches. Local kayak fishing tours are available.

The Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (formerly known as the East-West Ranch) is a 430-acre park that separates Cambria's East and West Villages; it protects over a mile of spectacular Pacific Ocean coastline.