Highway 1 has a rich, colorful history that dates back to 1894. Construction didn’t begin until 1922, but the need for the road was clear to local residents (and the opportunities for tourism were apparent even then). Today, California’s Highway 1 meanders along the coast, allowing access to some of the state’s most gorgeous communities and connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles in the most scenic way possible.
Though mudslides have been a significant threat since its inception, in 2018 the Highway was fully reopened north of Ragged Point, reconnecting coastal towns and cities with no detours necessary. Cambria is the perfect place from which to explore Highway 1, the Central Coast, and beyond.