The Southern California areas of Los Angeles and San Diego get most of the glory when it comes to fun and sun on the sandy beaches. The truth is, though, there are picturesque beaches up and down the California coast and many of these less publicized spots are the true gems of the state. For instance, located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco is the tiny town of Cambria. Home to Moonstone Beach, which has some simply drop dead gorgeous Pacific Ocean views, Cambria is home to just over 6,000 residents and the positively quaint and cozy FogCatcher Inn.
The FogCatcher Inn is a warm and inviting beach hotel that feels more like an inn that could be found in the English Countryside rather than on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Each room is decorated with soft, friendly colors, natural wood and stone accents and a fireplace. Many of the rooms also feature a view of the ocean and allow guests to drift off to sleep listening to the waves hit the shore. The FogCatcher has every modern convenience you could want including a complimentary breakfast served each morning in the dining room and featuring a hot buffet with a wide array of items and a make-your-own waffle bar. Outside this adorable hotel you’ll find a pool where you can relax the day away in the Central California sunshine, or you can head down just a few steps to Moonstone Beach. It is well worth the drive from L.A. to San Francisco just to stop and stay at the FogCatcher Inn.