Natural Wonders

IMG_1755From the Pacific Ocean’s famed Elephant Seals to rare preserves, this city has natural wonders to offer everyone. Dare to ride the waves at Moonstone Beach, or simply take a stroll along the various trails that hug the coastline. Visit the magnificent Elephant Seals in late winter and early spring to catch a glimpse of some newborn pups, and befriend sprightly Sea Otters cracking shells with sharp rocks.

For the more adventurous soul, hike the trails or hunt for fresh mushrooms at Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. Or brave the bluffs and trails at Leffingwell Landing.

From relaxing beach combing, to tide pools, to whale, dolphin and bird watching, this is one destination, filled with natural wonders, you won’t soon forget.

 

Highway Closures

Highway 1 Closure

If you're heading to the Central Coast, be sure to be mindful of the stretch of Highway 1, 21 miles north of Cambria. Caltrans is busy with a major construction project to make traveling along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway a safer journey.

Highway 1 Storm Repair Along the Big Sur Coast Due to multiple active slides, State Route 1 is now closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and just south of Nepenthe (Mon 44).

Worried about Highway 1 Road Closures? Cambria and Hearst Castle are easily accessible from Highway 46 West from 101 South of Paso Robles or from northbound Highway 1 from the city of San Luis Obispo. Travelers from the north can easily take Highway 101 as an alternate route to Highway 1, which reduces travel time to Cambria by about 25 minutes.

For the latest road closure information visit the Caltrans website.