Central Coast California
California Beach Town in San Luis Obispo County
Moonstone Beach in Cambria
The most popular thing to do in Cambria is walk along the Moonstone Beach and take in the views.
There is not a lot of shops that are conveniently right there at Moonstone Beach like you would see at Pismo Beach so I recommend getting coffee to-go somewhere before getting in the car to head to Moonstone Beach so you can bring along a cup of joe and enjoy the peaceful ocean waves. Here's instagram reel from my visit to Cambria's San Simeon State Parkand Moonstone Beach. Or if you prefer, pack a picnic to bring along. There are benches you can sit on.
Depending on the weather, it can get windy. Bring a windbreaker jacket!
Cambria Pines Lodge
Besides enjoying the ocean and quieter beach town, many come to Cambria to stay at the Cambria Pines Lodge and enjoy walk a through special Christmas Lights around the holidays or dine at their restaurant for special occasions or brunches. They also have a large nursery and a gift shop named Yellow House Gift & Antique Shop that are located further down the road from the Cambria Pines Lodge main property area that they own and run. They are all worth checking out and are open year-round. Here is an instagram reel from my visit at Cambria Pines Lodge's Yellow House Gift & Antique Shop.
You can buy Christmas ornaments year-round from this gift shop. The nursery is a great place to walk through and buy plants for your garden.