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Cambria Real Estate and Cambria California


At the foot of the scenic Highway One & Big Sur coast, halfway between Lows Angeles and San Francisco, is the quaint seaside village of Cambria.  Cambria was settled in the early 1860's with the towns center located in what is now East Village. By the 1880's Cambria real estate was booming as the second largest town in the county, with a population of nearly 7000, and an active center of shipping.

In 1894, railroad lines were extended into San Luis Obispo from the south, resulting in the decline of coastal shipping and the isolation of Cambria. It was more than a quarter century before the first improved road to Cambria was completed.
 

In 1927, the area called Cambria Pines was subdivided into small residential lots. Today, tourism and real estate are the town's main industries. Residents include artists and craftspeople, retirees, professionals ranchers and farmers.

It took almost a decade for Cambria to settle on a name. In 1869, after going by Slab town, Rosaville, San Simeon and Santa Rosa, the name Cambria was officially adopted.

The dramatic coastal drive on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo County has earned its reputation as one of the most scenic drives in the world. This area is home to Ragged Point, San Simeon, Cambria, Harmony and Cayucos.

 Cambria's Moonstone Beach Area At the northwest corner of the county is Ragged Point, an untamed section of coastline. Just south is the Piedras Blancas (meaning "white rocks") beach, where the 110' Piedras Blanca Lighthouse, built in 1874, still stands as a beacon warning boaters and fishermen of the perilous reefs and rocky shores.

San Simeon Pier, built in 1878 by William Randolph Hearst's father, George Hearst, continues to serve the area's commercial and sports fisherman.

South of San Simeon, between a natural Monterey pine forest and the Pacific Ocean is the charming town of Cambria. This lovely village with a history of dairy farming is now regarded as an artist's colony, and supports an impressive selection of gourmet restaurants, art galleries, ocean view inns, and one-of-a-kind shops. At the west end of town is Moonstone Beach, named for the shiny moonstones that were once found on the shore. A row of small hotels and bed-and breakfast inns overlook the beach.

Just south of Cambria, one-block-long Harmony (population 18) is home to a post office, wedding chapel, art shops, galleries, a restaurant/bar, and a winery. From there, Cayucos Pier is legal-even without a fishing license. On New Year's Day, hundreds of swimmers brave 50-degree waters for the annual Polar Bear Dip in the Pacific. The event attracts both young and old participants.



Cambria's West Village

At the northwest corner of the county is Ragged Point, an untamed section of coastline. Just south is the Piedras Blancas (meaning "white rocks") beach, where the 110' Piedras Blanca Lighthouse, built in 1874, still stands as a beacon warning boaters and fishermen of the perilous reefs and rocky shores.

An amusing controversy continues over the correct pronunciation of Cambria. Visitors and newcomers usually call it Came-Bri-a, while most residents agree on Camm-bria.

 


                                                    Average Temperatures

                           For San Simeon, Cambria & Cayucos              

  Winter - sunny days, clear nights, high 61, low 40

Spring - Breezy days, cool nights, high 63, low 48

Summer - foggy mornings and nights, high 67, low 54

Fall - gentle days, cool nights, high 71, low 49

 

 

                               

                                                          


                                                                                                                



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