Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cambria Offers Mysteries of the Sea...

One of our favorite past times, when the grand kids come to call, is a visit to the tide pools. A fascinating metropolis of creatures living among the rocks and pools... even the adults get pulled in by the mystery of how it all comes together on the beautiful shores of Cambria. Sandy beaches and rocky terrain offer hours of exploration and wonder.

A visit to the Coastal Discovery Center is a must see to help explain the many wonders we encounter.... and of course lunch at Sebastians for one of the best sandwiches or salads you have ever encountered. The wait can be a bit long, but worth it. Those with no patience, need not attempt... but also miss out.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Where the Pines Meet the Sea...

One of the unique elements of the Cambria California area is the absolutely beautiful forests that surround the villages and meet the sea. You can hike to your hearts content through the forest down to the beach, along the bluff and back again. Enjoy the wonderful combination of trees and shore, sights and sounds that offer a calming and extraordinary taste of nature not found anywhere else on the Central Coast. Visit SeeCambria.com to see more and learn more of what Cambria has to offer as the perfect vacation destination for a refreshing and relaxing holiday... Add to that gourmet foods to excite your taste buds and unique galleries and shops to be fascinated by original creations and compelling gifts.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Day at the beach?

A day at the beach can be educational and fun! Just a few miles north of Cambria is a small casual park where you can enjoy the surf, the sun and visit a Discovery Center with all sorts of magic lessons on the mystery of the sea and it's residents. 
Stay the night in Cambria near dozens of wonderful restaurants and galleries. After breakfast at the Creekside Café drive to the park, enjoy the Discovery Center then relax and enjoy the surf, sights and sounds of San Simeon Bay.
Cambria offers a full range of lodging selections. From the traditional and beautiful Cambria Pines Lodge surrounded by an extraordinary garden to the nontraditional Victoria's Last Resort Bed & Brunch, which offers a unique atmosphere, brunch (served when you are ready), hot tub, complete privacy and fun innkeepers who will gladly fill you in on all there is to see and do in Cambria.
The view looking north toward the San Simeon Bay and pier.
The Coastal Discovery Center is a joint venture between the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and California State Parks. Located on beautiful San Simeon Bay, the Coastal Discovery Center celebrates the connection between land and sea.

The Center offers interactive exhibits and education programs which highlight the cultural and natural history of Old San Simeon, California State Parks, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The interface of land and sea is unique, drawing people for its rich bounty, economic opportunity, recreation and inspiration. Protection of these special places preserves them for use and enjoyment for generations to come.

Free Admission
Open Fri-Sun 11-5 (summer), 11-4 (winter)

Info, call: 805-927-6575