Coast-to-Coast travel blog

Ranch Trails

Old Fences

Rocky Shoreline

Miss Daisy Going Off-Leash

Seaside Bench #1

Seaside Bench #2

Bench #3 With Scarecrows

Ice Plant Turning Red

Seabirds at Fiscalini

Last Sunset with Pelicans


We spent most of our last full day in Cambria exploring Fiscalini Ranch, which is a 100 acre preserve on the south side of town. The land was originally a cattle ranch, owned by the Fiscalini family for over 100 years. In the 1990ies, the ranch was closed and a number of real estate developers tried to secure the land. Finally, Friends of the Ranch were able to garner sufficient resources to purchase the property and transform it into the preserve that exists today. It's a wonderful resource for Cambria, with walking trails along a rocky shore, as well as other trails high on the hill above the Pacific. Several trails are dog friendly, allowing "well behaved" dogs to run off-leash. We weren't certain that Miss Daisy would meet the requirement "well behaved", but we tried her on one of the off-leash trails anyway. She did fine, staying with us, rather than heading off (high speed) towards Mexico. An interesting aspect of Fiscalini are the benches along the trails, all uniquely created from driftwood found on the shore. It's a special place with major beauty.



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