Sights to be Seen in Cambria
Must-see central coast Attractions
Cambria is home to many delicious restaurants, the most relaxing setting, and nature at its finest. Plan your Central Coast getaway to our little slice of paradise and see some truly unique attractions. The best things to do in Cambria, CA await when you stay at the Cambria Hotel Collection by Pacifica Hotels.
Explore the colorful sand and rocky tide pools of Moonstone Beach, named one of the top 10 beaches in California. Meander along the 1.5-mile boardwalk, or grab a seat on one of the wooden benches to take in the sweeping ocean views. Take the stairs right onto the sand for a barefoot stroll during one of our magical sunsets. The views don't end there. Most of our Cambria hotels are also located right on Moonstone Beach Drive, offering oceanview accommodations where you can sleep to the sound of the waves and wake to a breathtaking view.
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
This 436-acre property has a rich history and is home to a number of endangered species. The greatest feature of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve is the dramatic ocean bluff that runs more than a mile long, where you can view migrating whales, elephant seals, and other ocean mammals. The Ranch offers a rare glimpse of nature and solitude - mirroring a true backcountry experience. This Cambria attraction is free and open to the public daily.
Nitt Witt Ridge
Sitting on 2.5 acres, this folk-art attraction invokes a Tom Sawyer-esque atmosphere from the moment you arrive. Nitt Witt Ridge is owned and maintained by Mike O’Malley, who gives tours regularly. Look closely at this house, and you will find a blend of native materials and modern elements, including old beer cans, washer drums, car rims, and car parts. The cobblestone archways and rare materials make this home a must-see attraction in Cambria.
Piedras Blancas Lighthouse
Piedras Blancas Light Station provides a rare glimpse into our nation's past when lighthouses played a vital role in navigation. First illuminated in 1875, today it is on the National Register of Historic Places, where access is given by guided tours on specific days. Check out this historic lighthouse on its rugged, windswept point - just 15 miles north of Cambria.