Enjoy Phenomenal Cambria, CA Attractions
Located on the beautiful Central Coast of California, the El Colibri Boutique Hotel & Spa is situated in a lovely seaside village near a wealth of Cambria, CA attractions. Located off of Highway 1 on Moonstone Beach Drive, the hotel is just a few minutes walk from the Pacific Ocean and downtown. The magnificent location of Cambria allows its visitors enjoyment of the ocean and the mountains all in one journey. Hiking and biking trails offer magnificent views of the pine and cypress tree dotted coast and peeks at glorious sea otters and whales. Upscale shops, art galleries, wine tasting, and diverse restaurants can all be found in downtown Cambria. San Simeon, the home of the historic Hearst Castle, is just a six mile drive north. Before leaving San Simeon, the Elephant Seals viewing area and the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse are must-sees. For wine lovers, there are more than 350 local vineyards located throughout the Central California Coast wine country. The El Colibri Boutique Hotel & Spa is 38 miles northwest of San Luis Obispo airport and 22 miles north of Morro Bay.
LWH Top 10 Activities in Cambria, CA
Situated at the north side of Cambria, Moonstone Beach includes walking paths and a boardwalk, sandy beaches with polished pebbles, gemstones and driftwood, a great place for picnics.
Built in 1874, Piedras Blancas Lighthouse is 6 miles north of San Simeon located along Highway 1. Tours are available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for a $10 fee. Call (1) (805) 927-7361 for more information. The tour meets at the Piedras Blancas Motel at 9:45am).
The historic Hearst Castle, created by publishing magnet, W.R. Hearst, is located at 750 Hearst Castle Road in San Simeon. Tours are available. Visit www.hearstcastle.com or call (1) (800) 444-4445 for more information.
Elephant Seals is located just south of Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. Peak season is winter, with the males arriving from Alaska in late November followed by pregnant females in December. Visit www.elephantseal.org or call (1) (805) 924-1628 for more information.
Vistitors to Cambria should check out the historic architecture, distinctive shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafes.
Paso Robles wine region is just a 20 minute drive east of Cambria, with over 50 wineries and beautiful vineyards. Wine tasting shops are also located in downtown Cambria.
Leffingwell Landing is located at the north end of Moonstone Beach Drive in Cambria and offers state picnic grounds. Visitors can check out tidal pools or watch the otters frolicking in the surf.
San Simeon State Park
San Simeon State Park is 2 miles north of Cambria. It is one of the oldest parks in the California State Park system with coastal bluffs and dramatic nature trails. The park includes the Santa Rosa Creek Preserve, San Simeon Natural Preserve and the Pa-nu Cultural Preserve.
Nitt Witt Ridge
Nitt Witt Ridge is a house on two and a half acres in Cambria and is located at 881 Hillcrest Drive, Cambria Pines. Artist/recluse Arthur "Art" Harold Beal (d. 1992) bought this hillside lot in 1928 and spent most of the next 50 years carving out the terraces with only a pick and shovel, creating his own "castle on a hill." Arthur Harold Beal is known as Der Tinkerpaw or Captain Nitt Witt. Beal was garbage collector for the town of Cambria in the 1940s and '50s, and made good use of what Cambrians were throwing away, as well as the natural materials on the property, in the nearby pine forests, and on the area's beaches. Some parts are also reportedly remnants from Hearst Castle where he reportedly worked for a time. Tours are available.