Cambria is a pine-studded coastal hideaway that attracts those seeking rest, recreation and renewal. The coastal landscape of Cambria is breathtaking with whales just off shore, and horses roaming the hills. The quaint town of Cambria has the feel of a small European village surrounded by castles, and Hearst Castle is just up the road. If you’d like to experience a thriving Elephant Seal rookery or incredible coastal wines, then you should visit Cambria along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route.
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy beach-front hiking, surfing, fishing, and cycling, in particular, while food and wine connoisseurs enjoy the area’s many restaurants that benefit from the ideal year-round temperate conditions for growing produce, grains, cane berries, and vines, and raising livestock. Shoppers enjoy hunting treasures among world-class antique stores and privately-owned boutiques in the heart of town along quaint Main Street, while romantics indulge in the cozy cafes, candlelit dinners, comfortable accommodations, spas and sunset walks that make Cambria so memorable. Travelers of all ages enjoy the many special events in town, like the annual Scarecrow Festival that takes place every October. Cambria lodging offers vacations for every budget and every traveler with an array of accommodations from hotels and B&Bs to vacation rentals.
Moonstone Beach – Famous for its dramatic coastline and breathtaking views, the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk is where your Cambria seaside escape begins.
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve – Follow the Chumash and Salinian Native American tribes living along this breathtaking stretch of seaside bluff.
Covell’s CA Clydesdales –Experience almost 2,000 acres of pristine Monterey Pine forest and rolling pastures with an exquisite view of the ocean and over 100 head of Clydesdale horses.
Elephant Seals – Twice a year, thousands of elephant seals migrate hundreds of miles of ocean to this land-based rookery, where the seals breed, give birth, molt, and rest between trips.
Historic Main Street – Stroll this vibrant, artsy cottage town for unique gifts, specialty goods, wine, craft beer and culinary choices.
Hearst Castle Majestic Tours – Tour the 250,000 acre rocky perch called “La Cuesta Encantada” – The Enchanted Hill.
Pacific Coast Wine Trail – Savor award winning wines from 11 coastal wineries.
Whale Trail – Along the Whale Trail in Cambria, you’ll view one of our nation’s most spectacular marine protected areas.
To learn more about how to hide, seek and find yourself in Cambria, visit the Cambria website.
SOURCE CA Highway 1 Discovery Route
Photo Credit: Maryann Stansfield