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Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

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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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hey i enjoyed ever second and i love the beach and sea food,,nothing to dislike had a great time,good quality time with the wife

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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San Rafael, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As of the last couple of visits, right at the Santa Cruz Harbor there was not a wide selection of places to eat; and, the old "Crows Nest" restaurant is "not what it used to be" for dinner.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

nice beach, good views and clean sand, although very crowded. you'll see plenty of surfers and seals around..

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Los Angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

hey i enjoyed ever second and i love the beach and sea food,,nothing to dislike had a great time,good quality time with the wife

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We walked the length of the beach morning,noon, and night. I can't tell you how truly amazing it actually was.

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Ocean view & family fun nearby. Lots of crowds on weekends that can limit your choices of parking and can be stressful. Lots of things to do even if you have to drive ten miles away.

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Ottawa
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14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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84 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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
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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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23 reviews 23 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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213 reviews 213 reviews
16 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 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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