The Charming East and West Villages of Cambria
with fine art galleries and studios, antique shops,
heart warming gift shops featuring many local artists
and craftspeople, and of course a great selection
of award winning restaurants. You will find Cambria
quaint and friendly. Click
here to view the Cambria Trolley Schedule.
COUNTRY TOURS AND TASTING
Our Wine Country starts just a short, beautiful
20 minute ride from Cambria on breathtaking Highway
46. You will enter a world of rolling hills and
magnificent vistas, including Morro Bay, rich farmlands
and the intimate wineries scattered throughout.
Here you will find a rich history of winemaking
and grape growing that began in 1797. Today there
are more than 70 wineries and 100 vineyards growing
premium wine grapes on rolling hills that vary from
700 to 1100 feet in elevation. Wine tours can be
arranged via Limousine or shuttle, or tour the region
by bicycle or car. Of course a picnic lunch is always
worth considering. The Central Coast Wine Region
is well known world wide for producing award winning
wines and for a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
You will be warmly welcomed at the winery tasting
Wine Region information:
is a fun way to spend some of your time. The castle
shows a taste of the life of William Randolf Hearst
and his passion for this part of the world. His
magnificent estate ‘La Cuesta Encantada” (The Enchanted
Hill) is open for tours daily except for Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Years Day. At the Hearst Castle,
“The National Geographic Theatre” has a five story
screen. It shows an excellent 40 minute dramatization
of the building of the castle. Other documentaries
are available seasonally.
ELEPHANT SEALS & PIEDRAS BLANCAS LIGHTHOUSE
Have you ever witnessed a 1 ton elephant
seal? Do we have an experience for you! We’ll tell
you about it when you get here. Visit
the Lighthouse - here.
MORE FUN IDEAS?
Bike, Kayak: Extensive hiking opportunities
both in the forest and at the shoreline are available.
Enjoy a walk on beautiful Moonstone Beach or East
West Ranch and search the tide pools for exotic
sea life. Rent a bicycle right here in town (Contact
ACE Hardware for bicycle rentals: 805-927-9930)
and see everything up close and personal. Take a
tour guided or self guided San
Simeon kayak tour and view the sea life. Another
kayak options is Morro
Bay Kayak Rentals. Interested in a neighborhood
walk? Some guests enjoy visiting a legendary home
- made entirely of junk: Nitt
Wit Ridge, Cayucos. (See cambriaranchwalks.com)
Watching, Fishing Charters:
A short drive to Morro Bay takes you to the
region's most recommended boating company: Virg’s
Rural Santa Rosa Creek Road:
This adventure will take you to Highway 46,
Paso Robles and Templeton wine Region, but not before
you experience ranch lands, farms, wooded creeks,
red tailed hawks, wild turkeys and turkey vultures.
Riding: Experience the South Coast of
Big Sur by horseback
on a private ranch and see whales, red tailed hawks,
bald eagles , deer and much more. Horseback
riding minutes from Cambria! Outback Trail Rides,
West Off Highway One, Just South of Cambria and
North of Highway 46. 805-286-8772. www.outbacktrailrides.com.
Ride through shaded canyons, sunny hillsides, grazing
cattle scenic mountain outlooks on a private ranch
or ranch ride with stunning ocean views. One and
two hour rides. Wed-Sun. Advance Reservations required.
J & J Riding Stables in nearby Montana De Oro
State Park. Various packages available including
a ride through the park and on the beach! (805-234-0578).
Also, Shangri La Horse Rentals offers Beach, Forest
and Lake Rides. Advance Reservations Recommended.
(805-438-3895). It is recommended that guests
call the stables directly prior to arrival to make
reservations and choose among the many options.
These are our picks for best golf courses on the
Central Coast: Morro Bay Golf Course and Dairy Creek
in San Luis Obispo (805-782-8060); Hunter Ranch,
Paso Robles (805-237-7444) 9-Hole Executive Course;
Laguna Lake, Los Osos (805-781-7309).
and its environs host a large and varied assortment
of birds. Check out our “Birders
Link” for an example and a short listing