Cambria, CA

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.

Where to stay in Cambria

Cambria Pines Lodge
Cambria Pines Lodge
3 out of 5
2905 Burton Dr, Cambria, CA, 93428
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $207 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Cambria. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,158 reviews)
"Really clean and beautiful place to stay lots of great things so do around!"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Cambria Pines Lodge
El Colibri Hotel & Spa
El Colibri Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
5620 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA, 93428
The price is $229 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Cambria. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (982 reviews)
"We love this property and will be back. It’s quiet, clean and comfortable."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

El Colibri Hotel & Spa
FogCatcher Inn
FogCatcher Inn
3 out of 5
6400 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA, 93428
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $249 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Cambria. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (985 reviews)
"We arrived early for check-in but were not able to checkin early so we walked about town to kill time & returned, thus meeting the manager on shift. He worked to satisfy our request fir a different room & although it was not available, he provided a bottle for my 50th & kept checking in with us. ..."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

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.
4 bedroom home on Majestic Moonstone Beach
4 bedroom home on Majestic Moonstone Beach
Cambria, CA
Stay at this vacation home in Cambria. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Moonstone Beach Park and Santa Rosa Creek Nature ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (26 reviews)
Everything was ok but it was not cleaned properly with fish smell that everyone complained.
"Great location, view and specious. Appliances and furniture was old and we were told all will be upgraded months before. Anyhow We had fun."

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

4 bedroom home on Majestic Moonstone Beach
Romantic Cozy Getaway, Quaint French Country inspired Beach Home
Romantic Cozy Getaway, Quaint French Country inspired Beach Home
Cambria, CA
Stay at this vacation home in Cambria. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Moonstone Beach Park and Cambria’s Historical Museum ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Great getaway!
"Very quiet and beautiful neighborhood. Susanne was responsive and helpful. The house is well-maintained and stocked with everything you might need. There are a few lovely hiking trails nearby and the town of Cambria has many great restaurants."

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Romantic Cozy Getaway, Quaint French Country inspired Beach Home
Inn Above Tide- #LH43
Inn Above Tide- #LH43
Cambria, CA
Stay at this vacation home in Cambria. Enjoy tennis courts, a TV, and cable/satellite TV. Popular attractions Moonstone Beach Park and Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ...
5/5 Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Cambria house
"Beautiful location. Next door to hiking trails. Right on the ocean with steps to the rock pools. The kitchen was well equipped in terms of appliances. It was nice to have the bikes, CDs , ample towels and beach chairs available. My only negative comment was the lack of some basic items I have come ..."

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Inn Above Tide- #LH43
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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