When in Cambria, don’t miss the opportunity to take breathtaking pictures and share them with your friends. Cambria is a photographer’s dream, but even amateurs can revel in the stunning landscapes and distinctive quirks in the area. Here are ten of the best-know, most-loved, and most-unique places to capture Cambria. (Be sure to tag @VisitCambria and use the hashtag #VisitCambria in your Instagram posts for the chance to be featured!)
Moonstone Beach Boardwalk
There is nothing like the beach at sunset to grab the attention of your followers. The view of the Pacific Ocean in the evening will be the perfect snapshot, no filter needed.
Covell Clydesdale Ranch
The spectacular ranch and the Clydesdales that reside there are beautiful, but mount up and you’ll be in for the ride of your life! The entire trail ride feels like it was created for Instagram, but make sure your camera is ready at the top of the hill—you’ll see the ocean from horseback, as well as scenery for miles around.
Old Santa Rosa Chapel
Visiting this historic chapel feels like taking a step back in time. Add a sepia or black and white filter and your followers won’t know if the picture was taken today or a hundred years ago.
The Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery is home to about 17,000 animals. Peak population is in early spring, but there are elephant seals stopping by to lounge year-round, enjoying their coastal residence.
Olallieberry pie at Linn’s
Before you dive into your decadent slice of olallieberry pie à la mode at Linn’s, pause to take a photo—the delicious, local berries and melting ice cream will stand out on your feed (and probably make some of your followers drool with envy).
Piedras Blancas Light Station
This historic lighthouse is beautiful from every angle, and even the views of the coastline are worth an Instagram post. Pro-tip: take a sunset or whale-watching tour for the opportunity to snap extra special pics!
Nitt Witt Ridge (Permanently Closed)
This entire house is art in action. The original owner carved the dwelling out of a hill and built a residence unlike any other using remnants from Hearst Castle construction and eclectic debris. As of June 2022, Nitt Witt Ridge is no longer open to the public.
Stroll along the shore and snap photos of artful driftwood, tiny white moonstones, and the rolling waves along the sand. (Hint: this would be the perfect time for a Boomerang!)
Everything about Hearst Castle is impressive, but the zebras in the adjacent fields are true showstoppers—if they decide to make an appearance, that is. Keep a close eye and have your camera ready!
The Farmers Market is full of characteristic Cambria quirks. There is no better place to grab local produce, a delicious bite to eat, and a charming Instagram pic to share with friends.