Cambria Sightseeing and Tours
"The Jewel of the Central Coast"
Cambria is home to many art galleries, historical landmarks, music and of course...wine tasting! If you are looking for a relaxing retreat where you can enjoy the beauty of our natural surroundings and the unique historical and artistical values that Cambria is known for than you are on your way to the perfect destination!
Our friendly staff is waiting to make your stay a memorable one!
Explore the wondrous creation of William Randolph Hearst and his brilliant Architect Julia Morgan. Our own personal Castle right here on the Central California Coast, or as the English call it "a Palace!". There are many tours to choose from all year round. Each tour includes a viewing of the National Geographic film, "Hearst Castle, Building the Dream" in the five story screen theater. For a truly memorable experience check out their night tour.
FOR RESERVATIONS / 1-800-444-4445 or http://www.hearstcastle.org
This unique, black sand beach is just a short walk from the El Colibri's front doors. Stroll down the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk through the beautiful Santa Rosa State park where you will be guided to Moonstone Beach. Once there you will find an abundance of small moonstones and jade pebbles, as well as warm pools of water created by the nearby Santa Rosa Creek, perfect to dip your feet in. And don't forget to bring a jacket, the ocean breeze can be a bit chilly!
Piedras Blancas Lighthouse:
Built in the 1800's, this lighthouse is a historical remembrance of the whaling and merchant ships used to supply lumber and farm produce to local San Simeon. This 115 foot structure has been kept alive by the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Station Association ever since. As one of the tallest lighthouses on the western seaboard, it is a real treat to be able to visit this historical sight. The original light beacon sits in the middle of Cambria to this day.
Public tours of the Piedras Blancas Light Station are offered September 1 through June 14 on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10 a.m.
The price is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6 -17, no fee for children 5 and under.
please call 805-927-7361 or visit http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/bakersfield/Programs/pbls/tours.html
Elephant Seal Viewing:
Elephant seals can reach lengths of 14 feet and weigh nearly 6,000 pounds. These marine mammals spend 80% of their lives in the ocean, coming to land only to breed and molt. At the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, just up the coast from Cambria, hundreds of elephant seals can be seen year round.
Graph courtesy of Friends of the Elephant Seal.
For more information visit www.elephantseal.org