and enchanting come to my mind as I enter the mid-coastal kingdom of Cambria.
By the clock, Los Angeles is four hours behind us to the south. But here, in this
village where the pines meet the sea, we are in a different era. Small as it is,
Cambria offers three distinct areas where one can enjoy
the amenities and beauty of this California coastal community.
East Village's many Victorian structures, some dating back to the 1870's, has galleries, restaurants, shops and lodging. West Village features an equally diverse range of shopping but in a different architectural style. Both villages are set amongst the pines. On the other hand, Moonstone Beach Drive fronts the blue Pacific Ocean.
Moonstone Beach takes its
name from the moonstones
that can sometimes be found along the beach.
on Moonstone Beach that you'll find the
Of course, many people come to Cambria to do nothing.
But there is also much to see and
Everyone knows about the world famous Hearst Castle
which is just a few miles
to the north of Cambria.
After your castle tour you may kayak along the coast
through pines and over vineyard covered hills.
In the spring and fall,
whales migrate past Cambria.
Throughout the year there are events taking place in Cambria.
Here is a link to the calendar of events:
Cambria Chamber of Commerce.