Welcome to Cambria California,
Information Compliments of: Cambria
Chamber of Commerce
6,500 Elevation: Sea level to 200 feet
Area of Town: About 3 square miles
no smog, clear blue skies, some seasonal fog, ocean breeze.
Temperature: 50 – 70 degrees year-round.
Normal rainfall: 20" to 25" a
Directions: By Car: Cambria is located
240 miles north of Los Angeles and 240 miles south of San
Francisco on U.S. Highway 1. From the south, take Hwy 101
to San Luis Obispo (Morro Bay, Hearst Castle Exit sign)
to Hwy 1. From the north, take Hwy 101 to Hwy 46 (Cambria
Exit Sign) to Hwy 1.
By Air: The San Luis Obispo County Airport
is 35 miles south of Cambria.
By Train: An Amtrak train station is also
located in San Luis Obispo. 35 miles south of Cambria.
Car rentals are available in San Luis Obispo - Call SLO
Chamber of Commerce at 805-781-2777.
County bus runs between San Luis Obispo and Cambria called
CCAT at 805-781-4467.
community. San Luis Obispo County provides Sheriff protection
and departmental services, zoning, planning.
The Cambrian ~ 2442 Main St. Comes out once a week on Thursdays.
Home delivery of San Luis Obispo Tribune & Los Angeles
Charter Communications provide cable (800) 640-6959 or 544-2688.
Local FM radio station, KOTR 94.9.
agriculture, light industry.
Housing: All homes
in Cambria are custom built with more than 50% being second
homes. There are few condominiums and apartments practically
non-existent. A limited number of homes are available for
rent and building permits limited. There is no senior housing.
Job opportunities: Please subscribe to our local paper "The Cambrian"
at 805-927-8652. It comes out once a week on Thursdays and
list jobs available in the area.
Taxes/Assessed Valuation: Call SLO County Assessor 805-781-5643.
Public Library: 900 Main St., Cambria 805-927-4336
Practitioners, Optometrist, Psychologist, Chiropractors,
Dentists, x-ray, Paramedic and Ambulance Services, Veterinarians,
Home Health Services available.
Electric: PG & E
Natural Gas: Southern Calif. Gas Co.
Telephone: AT & T and SBC Pacific Bell
Water, Sewer, Trash: Cambria Community
Service District (CCSD).
Senior Citizen Services:
Cambria Adult Resources Education & Support 927-0594
Cambria's Anonymous Neighbors
Cambria Community Bus 927-4173
Cambria Community Counsel 927-1547
Joslyn Recreation Center 927-3364
950 Main St.
Meals on Wheels 927-1268
Catholic, Christian Science, Presbyterian, Episcopal and
Mail: Cambria U.S.
Post Office. Home delivery, but some die-hards still maintain
post office boxes for daily trip to pick up the mail, see
old friends and hear the news.
is served by three facilities
Twin Cities Hospital – Templeton (25 miles inland)
Sierra Vista – San Luis Obispo (35 miles south)
French Hospital – San Luis Obispo (37 miles south)
SLO Sheriff Dept.
SLO County Government Center
1050 Monterey St., SLO 93408
SLO Animal Services 781-4400
SLO Business Licenses 781-5832
SLO County Courthouse 781-5000
SLO Planning Dept. 781-5600
SLO Tax Collector 781-5830
SLO County Tax Assessor 781-5643
Grammar School, Santa Lucia Middle School, Coast Union High
School, Leffingwell High School, New Dawn Montessori School,
The Homeroom Tutoring Service, Cuesta Community College,
Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo.
Transportation: The Cambria "Otter" Bus is available Free through
Cambria Fri., Sat., Sun. & Mon. County bus service to
San Luis Obispo, Monday through Saturday. No service to
Hearst Castle. Amtrak trains, Airport, Greyhound bus, and
rental cars available in San Luis Obispo 35 miles south.
Shopping and Dining: Cambria has a full
range of shops and services for visitors and residents.
You will find retail specialty shops, restaurants for every
taste, art galleries, gift and antique shops, clothing stores,
hardware stores, markets, gas stations, auto repair, home
furnishings, beautiful nurseries and garden shops, and 3
banks (Midstate, Heritage Oaks, & Bank of America).
Art & Culture: Numerous small groups
engage in a spectrum of activities. Allied Arts Association,
Little Theater, Garden Clubs, Instrumental Music Ensembles,
Writer’s Club & Adult Recreation Center - all
supply Cambrians and its visitors with year-round events.
The Cambria Art & Wine Festival in early February is
the perfect time to enjoy much of what makes Cambria such
an interesting and rich community.
Recreation: Hiking trails, bicycling, surfing,
tide pools, beach-combing, rock hunting and fishing. Lawn
bowling, tennis, picnic facilities, public swimming pool,
and a skate board park are all part of the year-round recreation
opportunities in Cambria.
Parks & Campsites: San Simeon State
Beach Park (1 mile north of Cambria) day & overnight
use (No Hookups). For day use Shamel Park offers an out-door
swimming pool (open in summer), picnic tables, barbecue
areas, a wide expanse of lawn; and a great place for a cook-out
and a romp on the beach. Leffingwell Landing State Picnic
Grounds on Moonstone Beach Drive also has barbecue areas,
picnic tables and tide pools to explore. William R. Hearst
State Beach in San Simeon (just 6 miles north) is another
fun place to spend an afternoon. You will find barbecue
areas, picnic tables, a great swimming beach, and a pier.