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Address: 5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
Phone Number: 831-475-6161
Description: Adjacent to Santa Cruz harbor, this beach has beach volley ball as well as...
Adjacent to Santa Cruz harbor, this beach has beach volley ball as well as nearby shops and restaurants.
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Nice Beach

Nice beach with lots to do... From playing in the surf, to surfing, or just hanging out, lots of fun to be had for all. Lots of Volley Ball nets are available and permanently set... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Ottawa
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Nice beach with lots to do... From playing in the surf, to surfing, or just hanging out, lots of fun to be had for all. Lots of Volley Ball nets are available and permanently set up! Just bring your friends and a ball, and away you go! A little crowded on nice weekend days, so be prepared.

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Central Pennsylvania
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197 reviews 197 reviews
80 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Visited on a very sunny 70 degree March day. There were 60 surfers in the water a about 36 seals sunning on a large rock just beyond them. We loved walking our dog here as we walked through the surf. We were here at high tide. If you get here at low tide then you can reach a couple of... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've been to Santa Cruz for a day going around and be back to the Harbor at about 6pm. The sunset was really beautiful and my phone could not capture it all.

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San Jose, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Our family loves this beach...it's usually not overcrowded, the kids love to climb the rocks and comb the beach. It is perfect to sit and read, play frisbee and have a picnic lunch. Beautiful views and great food close by.

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Santa Cruz, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
15 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Had a great time here with friends. Came to a party on the end of one of the boat docks where a friend of a friend has a fishing boat. Great lighted boat parade. Everybody went to a lot of trouble and effort to decorate and light up their boats.

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Denair
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great restaurant, The Crows Nest. It's not a fish food locale so go ahead and order the Hawaiian Hamburger with sweet onions! Good service, can eat indoors, outdoors, along the picture windows if inside, or upstairs for faster food such as sandwiches. Then take a brief walk out to the lighthouse

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Fremont, California
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2,268 reviews 2,268 reviews
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1,308 helpful votes 1,308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a popular beach to have a beach fire at in Santa Cruz. We have enjoyed it and since one can have a fire, its a good place to see the sun set and then continue into the evening. Its by the harbor area where there are a number of restaurants (Crow's Nest Restaurant as an example). Its a... More 

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Concord, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The sound of the waves crashing along the seashore, the perfectly blue skies mirroring the blue of the majestic Pacific, the smell of salt in the air as your breath is taken away by the sight of the cliffs in the distance...aah Santa Cruz, I dare think myself bewitched by thy indulgence.

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Gilroy, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Santa Cruz is not complete without a trip to the Santa Cruz Harbor Beach. Saturday mornings you will find a group of ukulele enthusiasts playing a full range of oldies but goodies. Restaurants offer great food - and OBTW, there is a free harbor shuttle to the other side of the harbor during the summer. Check out the boats -... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As we live about 300 yards from this beach we are there almost every day and enjoy it as much as first time users. The fire pits are a nice added benefit that most beaches don't offer

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