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Windrush Inn - Moonstone Beach, Cambria California

Welcome to Windrush Inn on Moonstone Beach

Cambria, California

Moonstone Beach awaits you. Sink your feet in the sand and stroll below the low rugged cliffs. Hike the bluff trails or meander along the new raised boardwalk. Watch as coastal life moves with you from sea and air. Visit one of the many fantastic restaurants or take a short drive up the coast to the renowned Hearst Ranch Winery tasting facility nestled in a cove below Hearst Castle.

Windrush Inn offers you both a base station for your coastal adventure and a peaceful respite after a long day out. Our hotel is located at the quiet north end of Moonstone Beach Drive. We are directly across from the bluffs and the coastline. The simplest way to explain our location is to say that we are close to everything beautiful. The Inn just completed a thorough renovation in May of 2023. Quite literally, no stone was left unturned. Each unit received its due measure of care and attention. When you walk through the door, we hope you recognize the love we have for our piece of Cambria.

Walks, bikes and trails. Despite the wonderful accommodations we offer, we want you out exploring our world. Leave your car, find a trail, and bring your adventurous spirit. Or, jump in your car, find a trail….you get the idea. While our forest is not as robust as it once was, there is still immeasurable beauty to discover in the pines. You can access the boardwalk across from Windrush, hike south along the entire length of Moonstone Beach Drive and link with the Fiscalini Ranch trail at its north end. Then, take a deep breath and “lose” yourself on the various trails that loop through the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. If this isn’t enough hiking for you, drive north (road conditions permitting) into the Big Sur wilderness and discover what it means to stand face-to-face with an awe-inspiring natural majesty that defies description.

Wine, wine and yet more wine. Choose a fine vintage at one of the local restaurants or settle into one of the cozy tasting rooms. Cambria is small in stature but large in offerings for any wine lover. We also offer a great launch point for a weekend of exploring the abundance of local wineries. Just remember to save a bottle to enjoy the sunset views from the Windrush patios.

For those with big families, Windrush is more than a collection of rooms. Join together and book the entire facility for your friends and family to enjoy together. Harbor House is a well-appointed two-bedroom, two-bathroom home. Unit Gale is a large hotel room that adjoins Harbor House. With the connecting doors unlocked, Harbor House becomes a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home. While Units Bay and Cove do not share adjoining access to either Harbor or Gale, they do offer a welcome respite for family/friends that need their own space while still a part of the group. With the full kitchen in Harbor House, groups can gather together for meals, stay together in the ample family room and then retire to their own spaces when the day is done. Please reach out to us via phone or email to discuss group rates.

Hearst Castle in San Simeon is a short drive north. We could ramble on about its unique and staggering beauty, but our words would fall well short of the mark. Hearst Castle recommends visitors buy tickets in advance for best availability of tours. Watch out for the herd of zebra that live and roam along the highway as you make your way from Windrush to San Simeon. As a side note, and as whispered advice to our beloved guests, make sure to save time to visit the San Simeon pier and find the secret path north that winds above the beach and out to the point.

Windrush Inn encompasses four units; Harbor House, and hotel units Bay, Cove and Gale. Harbor House contains a full kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and, utilizing the two queen size sleeper sofas, sleeps eight (8). It is perfect for a family or group of friends, affording expansive views of Moonstone Beach from the living area. In addition to the views from the unit, guests also have access to a dedicated patio area with adirondack chairs which is easily reached from the door in the dining room where the views can be enjoyed along with Cambria’s gorgeous weather. Units Bay and Cove are spacious rooms, each featuring a king bed and sleeps two (2). Enjoy a beautiful ocean view as you sip a glass of wine from either the lovely bench outside each room, or from the Adirondack chairs on the front of the property. Unit Gale features two queen beds and sleeps four (4). Enjoy the exquisite 180-degree ocean views from the unit’s incredible front window. Unit Gale is ADA-compliant, featuring an accessible parking, entrance and bathroom. It also features a dedicated patio area. Each of the hotel units features a mini-fridge, microwave, Keurig coffee maker (including K-cups), flat screen Roku Smart TV with premium cable and free internet.

Windrush Inn is pet friendly. We welcome your pets but must insist on a few rules. Please click here for the full pet policy, but we would like to highlight a few key items.

  • No more than two well-behaved pets are allowed per unit
  • A cleaning fee of $40 per pet, per stay will be assessed
  • Pets must remain on leash while in the outdoor areas of the property
  • No bathing of pets is permitted anywhere on the property
  • The guest will be responsible for any property damage, cleaning cost, or personal injury caused by their pet
  • Pets may not be left unattended anywhere on the property for any length of time

Windrush Inn is a 100% NON-SMOKING establishment. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.

Bed with ocean-themed decor


Every room of this quaint oceanfront inn features spectacular ocean access, a private entrance, a private bath and Queen or King beds. You will enjoy premium cable, free parking, and free internet.

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Area Attractions

Cambria is located four miles from the famous Hearst Castle. It is also home to shopping, unique restaurants, art galleries, and more.