Points of Interest

Tide Pools of Cambria

Explore Cambria's Under-The-Sea Wildlife! Cambria is home to multiple ideal locations for scouting tide pools and the creatures that reside in them. To avoid crushing any tide pool critters, please do not pick up any of the animals—just observe and leave them in their home. At Leffingwell Landing, you can tip-toe among the tide pools …

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Discover the Whale Trail

Celebrate World Whale Day on the Whale Trail! The Whale Trail is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire stewardship and appreciation for these majestic mammals. They help identify viewing sites where you can get a front-row seat to these animals in their natural habitat.

Greenspace Preserve | Chinese Temple

Residing in Greenspace’s Creekside Reserve, the Chinese Temple has become a historical landmark in Cambria. Dating back to the 19th century, the site remains one of the oldest Chinese temples in Southern California. The Greenspace recently restored the temple in great detail and has relocated the temple back to its original location, opening the site …

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Cambria Community Cemetery

The Cambria Community Cemetery, also referred to as the Cambria Cemetery District, is the final resting place for many Cambria pioneers. With the earliest marked grave dating back to 1870, Cambria’s cemetery is the only true California cemetery resigning in the pines by the sea.

Piedras Blancas Light Station

Just 15 miles north of Cambria on a rugged, windswept coastal point rests the historic Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. It was first illuminated in 1875 to guide mariners along the rocky California coast. The Bureau of Land Management now manages the Piedras Blancas Light Station as a historic park and wildlife sanctuary accessed by guided tours …

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Hearst Castle

If you listen closely enough in the afternoon atop an enchanted hill near Cambria, you can hear waves lapping along the expanse of coast below and exotic zebras grazing in nearby meadows. This is La Cuesta Encantada, or “The Enchanted Hill,” which is home to one of America’s greatest châteaus: Hearst Castle. Hearst Castle sits …

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Northern Elephant Seal Rookery

Elephant Seals have inhabited the coast of Highway 1 for years, and they continue to be a famous stop while visitors are in the Cambria area. These ocean-going mammals spend eight to ten months a year in the open ocean, diving 1,000 to 5,000 feet deep for periods of fifteen minutes to two hours, and …

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Pinedorado Grounds/The Jailhouse

Since 1949, celebrating Labor Day weekend in Cambria has meant Pinedorado Days, an event recognizing Cambria’s rich history. An old-fashioned parade kicks off the event, followed by a weekend of festivities at the Pinedorado Grounds, including barbecues, kids’ games, prizes, face-painting, food booths, kiddy cars, the Cambria Follies, an art show and more! The Pinedorado …

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Historic Walking Tour

Cambria is brimming with historic architecture dating back to the 1800s, with an eclectic and charming collection of architectural styles. Victorian architecture, popular when Cambria was becoming a bustling mining town, was the inspiration for many of the buildings still standing today. Interpretations of the historic style are mixed with more modern influences to create …

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