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CambriaUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Cambria

El Colibri Hotel & Spa
El Colibri Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
5620 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $98 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (941 reviews)

"Very cute, very clean hotel. 10/10 would recommend."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

El Colibri Hotel & Spa
Pelican Inn & Suites
Pelican Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
6316 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $108 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Offering direct access to the beach, this Cambria hotel is within a 10-minute walk of San Simeon State Park and Moonstone Beach Park. Cambria State Marine Park ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (988 reviews)

"Great view and close to town. They offered delivery for breakfast at an extra cost, which was a nice service."…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Pelican Inn & Suites
FogCatcher Inn
FogCatcher Inn
3 out of 5
6400 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $101 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Nestled on the beach, this Cambria hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cambria State Marine Park and Moonstone Beach Park. San Simeon State Park and Leffingwell ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)

"Great ocean view! Large room! Very quiet! We really enjoyed our stay, much needed time away! Don't forget to visit Elephant Seals!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

FogCatcher Inn
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.

Vacation Rentals in Cambria

Inn Above Tide- #lh43
Inn Above Tide- #lh43
Cambria, CA

Located in Marine Terrace, this vacation 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 ...

5/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Greatest Views

"Great views, great location, very clean and windows spotless for seeing all that you can see. Wishes would be coffee and maybe $100 less per night, this is a one bedroom home, but overall no complaints, enjoyed my stay."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

Inn Above Tide- #lh43
Cambria - Affordable Mansion Perfect for a Friends / Family Gathering of 15-20+!
Cambria - Affordable Mansion Perfect for a Friends / Family Gathering of 15-20+!
Cambria, CA

This family-friendly Cambria vacation home is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and Cambria’s Historical Museum. Moonstone ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)
Perfect Weekend Getaway

"We stayed at The Pickford House for New YEars Weekend. We travel a lot as a group and by far this house was one of the most comfortable and convenient houses we have ever stayed. The house offers almost everything for all ages. Kitchen is heaven if your group like to cook. Downstairs is perfect location ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Cambria - Affordable Mansion Perfect for a Friends / Family Gathering of 15-20+!
Heavenly Ocean View - #lh37: 2 BR, 2 BA House in Cambria, Sleeps 4
Heavenly Ocean View - #lh37: 2 BR, 2 BA House in Cambria, Sleeps 4
Cambria, CA

Situated in Cambria, this vacation home is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Cambria State Marine Park and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Moonstone Beach Park. Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ...

5/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Peaceful retreat

"We spent 3 nights for our anniversary. It was just what we needed! Spacious rooms, adequate kitchen, AMAZING view!! Property manager came personally to help with Internet issue and quickly resolved it. Very close (driving) to everything we wanted. We would definitely return!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Heavenly Ocean View - #lh37: 2 BR, 2 BA House in Cambria, Sleeps 4
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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