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San Simeon & North Coast
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
Attractions & Tours
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
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.
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-
Dining & Drinks
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
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
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
Maddie Mae's Pet Pantry
For eleven years Maddie Mae's Pet
Pantry has been helping residents
and visitors of the Central Coast
provide their pets with top of the
line pet supplies. Come see us at
our beach location in Cambria
or our wine country location in
Templeton. 614 Main Street, Cambria,,
(805) 924-1139
Rich Man Poorman
Antique Malls
Two Giant locations on the central
coast offering a unique selection
of antiques and collectables. Open
daily 10 am to 5 pm. Located
in Cambria at 2110 Main street.,
(805) 203-5350
The Shops At
The Garden Shed
In mid-town Cambria the quaint
shops include several beautifully
curated shops: Cambria Garden Shed,
garden and home grown rare and
exotic succulents; Lily’s Coffeehouse,
refreshments; Ocean Heir, woman’s
apparel and greeting cards;
Simplistic Home, home décor and
gifts; and, Cayucos Cellars Winery.,
(805) 927-7654
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