Sea Otters
Sea Otter

Sea Otter
Cambria, CA

250 San Simeon Ave, Ste. 3B
San Simeon, CA
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Cambria is a magical place that’s home to sea otters who spend most of their day basking in the sun and diving back in the cold water. Although the otters are not as abundant as the elephant seals, these creatures of the sea are just as delicate and precious.

Sea otters inhabit offshore environments, which is why a trip to Cambria means you’ll surely see one or two of these delightful critters frolicking in their natural habitat.

How to know they are near? Just listen for the familiar click-clack of rocks. Otters use rocks to dislodge prey and to open shells of their favorite food – sea urchin. Their exceptionally thick coat of fur is the densest in the animal kingdom. So while the water may require a wetsuit for humans, sea otters have easy and natural insulation from their fur.

Enjoy a glimpse of one of these playful creatures and you’ll be smiling the rest of the day.

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.