Family having fun on the wharf

Say “Cheese” -Top 5 Spots for Taking Pics in Monterey


Need that perfect pic for your next Instagram post? Looking to make your friends green with envy about your latest adventure? Well, if you’re looking for some recommendations on the perfect Monterey Bay backdrop for your next selfie or travel photo, then you check out our Top Five recommendations!


  1. Bixby Bridge, Big Sur

This iconic bridge, now even more famous for appearing in the opening of Golden Globe Winner Big Little Lies, should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list of landmarks to see during your next Monterey Bay adventure! Make sure to park and stay in designated.

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur

  1. Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey

From retro storefronts to ocean views, this Monterey destination is one not to miss. Take a pic with cool, colorful vintage signage or stand near barking seals – and when you’re done, treat yourself to some salt water taffy!

Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey

  1. The Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach

Cruise along majestic 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach and make sure to stop at one of the Monterey Peninsula’s most popular vista points. So many cool pose opportunities here! Pretend to be holding the tree in the palm of your hands or just simply look fabulous.

The Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach

  1. Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel

There’s not just one picture perfect spot at this California State Park, there’s countless. Discover the turquoise waters of China Cove or the crashing waves along oceanside trails. Wander alongside fields of wildflowers or explore groves of Cypress Trees and Monterey Pines.

Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel

  1. Lovers Point Pier, Pacific Grove

A very cool backdrop awaits on the pier at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove. Stand on the second level with views of the Bay, Monterey and Santa Cruz behind you, or use the white washed walls on the second level for some cool beachy looking scenes.

Lovers Point Pier, Pacific Grove

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