Cambria

Idyllic village rich with natural beauty and seaside luxury.

Welcome to Cambria

Idyllic village rich with natural beauty and seaside luxury.
 
This gorgeous seaside town is a luxurious, nature-filled enclave nestled along the California coast just south of Hearst Castle. With homes seated among the forested mountainside and gorgeous coastline, Cambria achieves an elegantly natural atmosphere. 
 
Cambria has all the perks of a secluded seaside mountain village with the benefit of being close to ample local shopping and dining locations. The vibrant village area is full of upscale eateries, fine shops, and art galleries. With plenty of open space and a tranquil vibe, Cambria is the perfect spot for a lavish seaside retreat. 
 

What to Love

  • Expansive rugged beaches and gorgeous coastline
  • Quaint village with upscale shopping and dining
  • Tranquil residential areas with wide, open spaces
  • Ample spots for hiking and biking along the coast

Local Lifestyle

This charming village town is teeming with stunning natural beauty. With miles of rugged coastline and soaring Monterey pines, Cambria is a picturesque place to call home. Active residents can hike along the beach, boardwalk, or one of the many biking trails that wind through the community. Cambria boasts many local activities and clubs from pickleball to lawn bowling, bridge, fishing and more. Cambria has a rich arts scene with several art galleries and community theater houses. The quaint seaside village also has bistros, wine-tasting rooms, galleries, and boutiques. 
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Cambria locals enjoy a bustling foodie scene shaped by local farms, nearby ranches, and the seaside. Located right along the beach, Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill is a casually elegant eatery featuring the freshest seafood and produce in dishes with a distinctly coastal flair. This restaurant is known for both its delicious food and stunning views. The Cambria Pines Lodge Restaurant serves fresh, locally-inspired dishes in an upscale, cozy atmosphere. Diners can enjoy the indoor fireside lounge or beautiful garden views on the outdoor patio. 
 
Linn’s Restaurant is a charming eatery serving modern comfort food and fresh bakery items. This restaurant also has an extensive local wine list and a gourmet food shop. Serving comfort fare with a global twist, Robin’s Restaurant is located in a restored adobe home in the quaint village of Cambria. A picturesque patio garden and live music make Robin’s a Cambria favorite. Each Friday the Cambria Famers Market offers farm-fresh produce and artisan foods. 
 

Things to Do

Cambria residents have ample opportunities to enjoy the beautiful rocky shoreline in this coastal gem. Shamel Park is an expansive beachside park in Cambria. The park has beach access area and a seasonal heated swimming pool, making it a local favorite. There is also a children’s playground and a large turf area for games and picnics. Fiscalini Ranch Preserve is a massive natural preserve that spans several acres from ocean bluffs to a timbered ridge. This oceanfront sanctuary provides picturesque views of the Central California coast and plenty of chances to observe local wildlife. The preserve has miles of trails that run along the coastline, across the marine prairie, and through the majestic Monterey pines. Locals love the ranch for its natural beauty and peaceful solitude. 
 
Moonstone Beach is a public parkland that hugs the California coast. This rugged beach is covered with smooth stones, and beachcombers can find tide pools teeming with ocean life. The picturesque shoreline provides miles of oceanside sand for a stroll along with central coast. Meandering along the shoreline is the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk. This wooden boardwalk is dotted with scenic overlooks and wooden benches, providing opportunities for locals to enjoy the stunning seaside views of Cambria.
 
Each winter, the Cambria Christmas Market brings the magic of the holiday season right to the heart of Central California. With over two million twinkling lights and live music, the Cambria Christmas Market is a local holiday favorite. As is the tradition of German Christmas Market, this annual event also features artisan vendors and a family-friendly Biergarten.
 

Schools

The Coast Unified School District serves Cambria. Excellent schools of note include:
 
 

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Overview for Cambria, CA

5,555 people live in Cambria, where the median age is 60.9 and the average individual income is $43,608. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,555

Total Population

60.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$43,608

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Cambria, CA

Cambria has 2,654 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cambria do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,555 people call Cambria home. The population density is 573.13 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,555

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

60.9

Median Age

49.16 / 50.84%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
2,654

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$43,608

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Cambria, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Cambria. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Santa Lucia Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5

Around Cambria, CA

There's plenty to do around Cambria, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

11
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
9
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Plantae & Fungi, Every Bite is Pure Delight, and Morii Coffee.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.28 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.83 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.6 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.44 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.77 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.13 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
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