Visit Cambria - Nitt Witt Ridge

Nitt Witt Ridge (Permanently Closed)

As of June 2022, Nitt Witt Ridge is no longer open to the public.

Nitt Witt Ridge, a California Registered Historical Landmark #939, is a house on a quarter acre in Cambria. Reclusive artist Arthur “Art” Harold Beal originally bought his hillside lot in 1928 and spent most of the next 50 years carving out the terraces with only a pick and shovel and creating his own “castle on a hill.” Some parts of the dwelling are remnants from Hearst Castle, where he reportedly worked for a time. Other common building materials include beer cans, abalone shells, concrete, washer drums, car rims, tile, car parts, and old stoves. The unique home was sold in 2022 and is no longer open to the public.

881 Hillcrest Dr., Cambria, California, 93428

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