Cambria Inns offer adventure

Monday, May 20th, 2013


From foodie festivals to Hearst Castle, Cambria is a distinct vacation destination

Come and explore one of California’s most charming and beautiful coastlines this summer with a visit to Cambria Inns – a treasured collection of hotels on Moonstone Beach in Cambria, CA.

The beachfront properties, which include the luxurious Blue Dolphin Inn and private Moonstone Cottages, both for adults only; the family‐friendly Castle Inn; and the warm and welcoming Sand Pebbles Inn, offer guests a gateway to spectacular scenery, endless recreational possibilities and award‐winning food and wine.

Located off the famed Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) between San Francisco and Los Angeles, just south of Big Sur, the Cambria Inns reside in the picturesque artisan village of Cambria and just steps from the unrivaled beauty of rugged Moonstone Beach. 

Offering a “room with a view” for any traveler, the hotel collection includes accommodations that range from upscale to value‐oriented. Home to a host of exhilarating and relaxing summer activities, this serene Central Coast destination never disappoints.

Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the temperate summer climate and bounty of available activities that beckon in Cambria and its neighboring towns and state parks. Whether in search of the perfect windsurfing spot or a challenging or leisurely hiking trail, Cambria Inns’ friendly staff can help guests coordinate their perfect summer adventure. 

Possibilities include kayaking in the Morro Bay Estuary, biking PCH, meandering the stunning bluff of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, horseback riding one of Cambria’s scenic trails or simply strolling along the beach or beachfront boardwalk located directly across the street from the Inns.

Summer in Cambria is sweet, thanks to the annual Olallieberry Festival, one of the area’s most original foodie fests, celebrating blackberry’s bigger, sweeter cousin, held Sunday, June 22, 2013. Enjoy live music and a craft fair while tasting Olallieberry pies, jams and wines, as well as local beers. 

A Central Coast visit wouldn’t be complete without sampling the award‐winning wine region of sunny Paso Robles. Guests of the Sand Pebbles and Blue Dolphin Inns can partake in the Zinful Escape package, which includes discounted accommodations, a wine tour with The Wine Wrangler, a bottle of Adelaida Cellars 2010 Michael’s Vineyard Zinfandel, a California Directory of Fine Wineries and more.

Families on summer vacation will enjoy the area’s proximity to several entertaining activities, which range from the whimsical to the historic and weird. Always popular is a tour of majestic Hearst Castle, located just minutes from the Inns, while a visit to Cambria’s quirky Nitt Witt Ridge a house and California State Historical Landmark built entirely from rocks, abalone shells, beer cans, car parts and other miscellaneous knick‐knacks, interests parents and children alike. 

Un-crowded beaches offer endless hours of family fun and a chance to explore tidepools and spot otters, dolphins and other local wildlife. A trolley trip from Moonstone Beach to the villages of Cambria for a treat at Sweet Offerings or a toy or tee at Froggies is also a fun option. For those staying at the Castle Inn, kids can cool off in the pool while Mom and Dad relax in the hot tub amidst oceanfront views.

For more Cambria Inns property information, visit or like them on Facebook.

About the Author