Cambria

Weddings in Cambria Ca

Cambria is a seaside village located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the California State Route 1  (Highway 1). The name Cambria was settled upon in 1869 (previously the town had gone by the names of Slabtown, Rosaville, San Simeon and Santa Rosa).

“Cambria is a poem of pine-covered hills and crashing surf, of velvet headlands and peaceful pasturelands — a symphony of sights and scent and ocean rumblings.” Jerry Hulse, Travel Editor, Los Angeles Times

It is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. The population was 6,232 at the 2000 census.

The primary economic activity of Cambria is tourism. Located on the Pacific Ocean  the area has dramatic rocky cliffs and beaches. There are many hotels and bed & breakfasts, especially along Moonstone Beach Drive.

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

Hearst Castle is located approximately six miles north whilst the Northern Elephant Seal rookery at Piedras Blancas is fifteen miles south.

a very popular getaway for those who want the feeling of a small town but with all the amenities the sophisticated traveler expects.” Elmer Dills, KABC-TV Los Angeles

Recreation

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

Vacation homes are available all year round to get a flavor of the Cambrian life style.

ZIP code     93428
Area code     805