Central California: Cambria

Santa Rosa Creek Road, Cambria

30 miles north of San Luis Obispo and 10 minutes past Exit 46 for Paso Robles off Highway 1, you’ll find the lovely small town of Cambria.

A former dairy and timber hub for industrial-era San Francisco, it was re-discovered by Bay Area artists, actors, and farmers in the late 1960s; it now hosts some beautiful craft galleries, a very good restaurant or two, a spot of tea, a fabulous garden store, a sparkling stretch of beach, and a perfect country drive.

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