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Uncovering the Tranquil Charms of Cambria, the Coastal Town off the Beaten Path

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In the Golden State of California, the Northern & Southern parts get all the attention.

The central coast of California is often left out of the discussion.

There are many small & secluded coastal towns perfect for a quiet weekend getaway in the central portion of the California Coast.

One such town is Cambria, waiting to be explored & located 2.5 hours south of Monterey.

A few hours could easily be spent walking along the beach, admiring the sea life, & watching the waves roll in.

When it’s time to eat, you’ll find plenty of cozy, family-owned cafes waiting to welcome visitors.

A visit to Cambria is the perfect antidote to hectic weekday life.

When you’re in Cambria, you can stay busy exploring the town’s natural & man-made treasures, or you can simply find a spot to sit & relax while enjoying the area’s beauty.

Whatever your choice, you’ll certainly fall in love with Cambria. 

The Golden State of California is a big state with endless adventure opportunities.

For those seeking quieter travel moments, Cambria is a breath of fresh air.

The location of Cambria is halfway between San Francisco & Los Angeles.

For hustle & bustle, Cambria is not the place to visit.

Roughly 50,000 full-time residents constitute the community of Cambria.

Cambria more than makes up for in relaxation opportunities, what it lacks in population.

Some of the best things to do in Cambria include relaxing on Moonstone Beach & Boardwalk.

A 437-acre space featuring impressive biological diversity encompasses the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

Elephant seals & pups can be observed at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery & Light Station.

Around 17,000 elephant seals call this rookery their home.

Hearst Castle, one of California’s most popular sights, is just 10 miles (16kms) north of Cambria.

There are 165 rooms & an impressive art collection in the Hearst Castle.

This castle & its grounds are so vast that visitors can choose from 10 different tours of them.

You can enjoy the gardens either before or after an organized tour.

Thus, Cambria is a tiny slice of paradise that nature lovers & those seeking relaxation will appreciate.

Govind Tekale

Embarking on a new journey post-retirement, Govind, once a dedicated teacher, has transformed his enduring passion for current affairs and general knowledge into a conduit for expression through writing. His historical love affair with reading, which borders on addiction, has evolved into a medium to articulate his thoughts and disseminate vital information. Govind pens down his insights on a myriad of crucial topics, including the environment, wildlife, energy, sustainability, and health, weaving through every aspect that is quintessential for both our existence and that of our planet. His writings not only mirror his profound understanding and curiosity but also serve as a valuable resource, offering a deep dive into issues that are critical to our collective future and well-being.

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