Moon Spotlight Cambria & San Simeon

Second Edition, May 2014
Pages: 73

Price: $7.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612387000

Moon Spotlight Cambria & San Simeon is a compact, 73-page guide covering the seaside town of Cambria, historic San Simeon, vineyard-studded Paso Robles, beautiful Morro Bay, and world-famous Hearst Castle. Author Stuart Thornton offers seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and he includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation, as well as helpful maps, making navigating this lovely stretch of California’s Central Coast uncomplicated and enjoyable.

This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Santa Barbara & the Central Coast.

Stuart Thornton fell in love with the California coast while working at the Big Sur Ranger Station after college. At work, he provided visitors with all sorts of information about the region, from the best places to camp to the best meal in the area. On his days off, he took his own advice and regularly sought out the best spots for hiking, backpacking, surfing, and snorkeling along that striking coastal region.

Stuart later moved to nearby Monterey to become a staff writer for the Monterey County Weekly. He now works as a freelance writer for a range of publications, from National Geographic Education to Relix Magazine.

While researching and writing this book, Stuart rode the revered waves of Rincon, ducked aggressive nesting gulls during a trip to Anacapa Island, experienced Ojai’s pink moment at sunset, and learned about biodynamic winemaking.

He spends his time off searching for the next great secluded beach, quirky coastal attraction, or uncrowded wave.