Cambria

Travel Guide
Cambria

With the sometimes turbulent Pacific Ocean to the west and mountains to the east, this coastal town has a beautiful setting and many exciting things to do.

Visit Cambria for a perfect mix of relaxing location and stimulating activities. Take a scenic drive along the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline or hike numerous trails between headlands and beaches. Away from the coast, pursue activities ranging from antiquing to zebra watching.

Cambria’s biggest attraction is the long coastline, perfect for hiking, picnicking, observing sea creatures and enjoying sunsets. Stroll along the boardwalk at Moonstone Beach and watch surfers and sea otters. The nearby Fiscalini Ranch Preserve offers docent-led tours of varied habitats of shoreline, grasslands and pine forests. Along the highway near San Simeon is the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Vista Point, where over 20,000 elephant seals are visible during their annual migration.

Enjoy outstanding food and drink in this fertile part of California. Fresh produce is available for your own cooking from the Cambria Farmers Market. Area restaurants serve delicious seafood accompanied by local vegetables. Sample excellent vintages at wine cellars in town or tour wineries in the hills a few miles inland. Try an olallieberry pie made with blackberry-like fruit fairly unique to this area. Visit several antique stores along the main shopping streets of Cambria.

About 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Cambria in San Simeon is one of the region’s top points of interest, Hearst Castle. Drive past zebras grazing in fields along the winding road leading to this impressive mansion. Join a tour of the grandiose castle built by William Randolph Hearst. Although it was not quite finished when Hearst died, during the extended construction period Hearst hosted famous Hollywood celebrities in its more than 160 rooms and ornate indoor and outdoor pools. Look for the Neptune Pool where Lady Gaga filmed a video surrounded by its imposing marble pillars and statues.

Reach Cambria by driving north from the Los Angeles area or south from San Francisco along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. Enjoy an unforgettable vacation in this fascinating spot.

Moonstone Landing
Moonstone Landing
2 out of 5
6240 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £102 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Situated in Cambria, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of San Simeon State Park and Moonstone Beach Park. Moonstone Beach and Cambria State Marine ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (973 reviews)
"Though this is an older property, it’s all about location here. We were in an ocean front King room with balcony. The property is immaculate, the staff is friendly, and the view is extraordinary. The binoculars provided in the room allow close-up views of dolphins, surfers, and passing whales. There ..."

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2022

Moonstone Landing
El Colibri Hotel & Spa
El Colibri Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
5620 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £124 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of San Simeon State Park and Moonstone Beach Park. Santa Rosa Creek Nature Preserve and Cambria ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (977 reviews)
"Very clean and quiet place close to downtown Cambria"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2022

El Colibri Hotel & Spa
Cambria Landing Inn & Suites
Cambria Landing Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
6530 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £112 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Leffingwell Landing and Moonstone Beach Park. William Randolph Hearst State Park and Hearst Ranch ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (985 reviews)
"Staff is very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2022

Cambria Landing Inn & Suites
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Inn Above Tide- #LH43
Inn Above Tide- #LH43
2567 Sherwood Dr, Cambria, CA
Located in Marine Terrace, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Cambria State Marine Park and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Moonstone Beach Park. Fiscalini Ranch ...
5/5 Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Best Experience
"This place is amazing. Views for days. Even better with the watched stairs to the tide pools. Enjoyed our stay. Will definitely come back."

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2022

Inn Above Tide- #LH43
Peaceful Park Hill 2br W/ Ocean Views 2 Bedroom Home
Peaceful Park Hill 2br W/ Ocean Views 2 Bedroom Home
4 out of 5
555 Cambridge St, Cambria, CA
Located in Park Hill, this golf holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and Moonstone Beach Park. Cambria State Marine Park and San ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Cute and Cozy, Convenient Location
"The home was located in a convenient location close to downtown. The home was clean and cozy. Check-in and check-out was extremely easy. The price was a bit steep, but the overall stay was enjoyable."

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2018

Peaceful Park Hill 2br W/ Ocean Views 2 Bedroom Home
Romantic Cozy Getaway, Quaint French Country inspired Beach Home
Romantic Cozy Getaway, Quaint French Country inspired Beach Home
2401 Wilcombe Rd, Cambria, CA
Located in the heart of Cambria, this romantic holiday home is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Moonstone Beach Park. Cambria’s ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Great place for a relaxing seaside getaway
"Wonderful responsive host, very comfortable and well stocked home, away from crowds but close to beaches, restaurants and wineries."

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2022

Romantic Cozy Getaway, Quaint French Country inspired Beach Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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