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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Cambria, California, USA your home away from home

Cambria is a small coastal city located on the scenic US1 midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. With beautiful beaches and within easy reach of Hearst Castle and various natural attractions, it makes an excellent holiday destination.

Things to Do in Cambria, CA

The beautiful beach and Pacific coastline around Cambria holiday rentals are superb for swimming, surfing and enjoying the sunny climate. Boogie boarding, skimboarding, paddleboarding, kayaking and other watersports can all be practised here. Ocean fishing can be enjoyed off the nearby beaches, on a fishing charter or by joining a kayak fishing tour. The scenic area is perfect for hiking, bicycling or taking scenic drives along the famous Route 1. Visitors can discover more about the area with a visit to the Cambria Historical Museum in the historic East Village or the Old Santa Rosa Chapel, one of the oldest churches in the area, built in 1870. A walk around the churchyard will reveal gravestones and wooden markers dating back to 1870. Golf, whale watching and wine tasting are other activities for visitors to enjoy in this diverse region.

Places to Visit Around Cambria, CA

Hearst Castle is just 6 miles from Cambria holiday homes and offers a full day of things to see and do. Tour the 56-bedroom mansion, now a National Historic Landmark, which was built in the early 20th century for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. It is filled with artworks and antiques. The gardens are equally lovely with stunning coastal views from the Neptune Pool. Families and nature lovers will enjoy a visit to the Northern Elephant Seal colony which can usually be seen basking on the beach at Piedras Blancas, 15 miles north. The historic lighthouse at Point Piedras Blancas can also be toured.

Weather in Cambria, CA

Cambria holiday rentals on the California coast enjoy hot, dry summers and mild, damp winters. Average daytime highs in July reach 37°C (99°F) and drop to 12°C (54°F) in December and January. Overnight temperatures are always cooler, minimum 3°C (37°F) in winter. The area has showers from November to March which die out completely in the summer.

Travel to Cambria, CA

The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Cambria is San Luis Obispo County Regional (SBP) Airport which is served by United Express and US Airways Express. The closest international airports are Fresno Yosemite (FAT) Airport which is 143 miles away and San Jose International (SJC) Airport which is 189 miles away. The easiest way to reach Cambria from these airports is by picking up a hire car and driving the scenic route to the coast. A car is also recommended for exploring the area.

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