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San Simeon & North Coast
 The charming village of Cambria is filled with unique shops, galleries, and restaurants serving all kinds of delicious food. The shops have every- thing from antiques, specialty items, household gadgets, exquisite jewelry, and art from the quirky to traditional. Walking through the village, along flower-filled yards and shady trees, the well-maintained buildings, many dating from the 1800s, all come to- gether in a sense of how life in a more tranquil time must have been.
Cambria is also known as the gateway to Hearst Castle, glorious ocean scenery along Highway 1, and during the month of October, is the heart of the Cambria Scarecrow Festi- val. The festival is an outdoor display of whimsical handmade scarecrows that draws visitors from all over. Plans are currently underway for the 2021 festival.
Historical Walking Tour
Visit the Cambria Historical Society website (cambriahistorical- for a map of a walking tour of Cambria’s historical buildings. The self-guided tour encompasses
28 buildings and the map includes a written history of each one. Learn the fascinating history of these old build- ings and how their uses evolved from the original business or residence to their current occupations. Learn a little about the people and families who shaped Cambria’s early years.
Visit the elephant seals
The elephant seal rookery extends six miles along the shoreline near Point Piedras Blancas in the Hearst San Simeon State Park. The seals
may be seen all year but the largest
populations are present during late January, April and October. Visit the Friends of the Elephant Seal website at for information about the best viewing times and spots.
Nitt Witt Ridge
and produce. Dinner 5-9 p.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wine Bar open 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 788 Main St., Cambria,,
(805) 927-4175
Real Estate
Barnes & Associates, Sotheby's International Realty
Brokers Leslie Dougherty and Laura McKinney, experienced local experts with the global connection of Sotheby’s. Serving central coast sellers and buyers with higher level quality marketing, exceptional negotiating skills and attention to details. Reach Leslie, (805) 423-2279 or Laura,
(805) 235-0457,
Ball & Skein & More
A wide variety of unique yarns, knitting and crochet supplies, buttons, and kits. Something for everyone, from the beginning knitter to the serious fiber artist. Unique gifts and offerings to remember your trip to Cambria. 4210 Bridge St. entrance on Main St.,,
(805) 927-3280
Ebb & Flow
Seductive, seaside chic with a splash of offbeat sets the tone for the Moonstone Beach lifestyle. Cozy sweaters, books and local artists. 6100 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria,,
(805) 203-5538
This California Registered Histori- cal Landmark #939 is famous for the artistic use of recycled materials used in its construction. Reclusive artist Arthur Harold Beal purchased the land in 1928 and spent the next 50 years creating his own version of a castle. Building materials include beer cans, concrete, washing machines, car parts, old stoves and abalone shells. Call (805) 927-2690 to arrange a tour.
Covell's Clydesdales
Covell Ranch has 50+ Clydesdale horses and 2,000 acres of pasture and forest the family lives on in Cambria. They have been raising them for nearly 40 years. They are open Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for horseback riding and at noon for vehicle tours.
5694 Bridge St, Cambria,,
(805) 975-7332
Dining & Food
Madelines Restaurant & Wine Tasting Room
Try some fantastic local boutique wines of the Central Coast in the wine shop. Enjoy an intimate French- influenced dinner in the restaurant. Serving only the best organic meats
 784 Main Street in the West Village of Cambria
800.545.5079 • 805-927-8200
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