Cambria is a beautiful seaside town on Highway 1 about 40 minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo. Cambria has a Big Sur feel to it, with wooded lots and eclectic architecture. Cambria's residents consist of artists, retirees and families. There are a number of homes used as vacation properties.
The Fiscalini Ranch Preserve is a 430 acre park that separates Cambria's East and West Villages, and protects over a mile of spectacular Pacific Ocean coastline. The Fiscalinis were pioneer Italian Swiss dairymen who moved into the Cambria region in the 1880s, and acquired a number of dairy farms, including what they called the Town Ranch. The Fiscalini family donated small plots of the Town Ranch for sites for the Cambria public library, Veterans Memorial and a museum.