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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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Great Waves!

There were a lot of people, but not all in the water like my grandkids were!!! The day was so enjoyable riding waves. It was had to make them get out of the water!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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modesto,
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There were a lot of people, but not all in the water like my grandkids were!!! The day was so enjoyable riding waves. It was had to make them get out of the water!!!

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Twain Harte
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

what a great place to grab a bite, Breakfast , Lunch or Dinner. Aldo's is great on the water, sit looking out at the light House, people watching and great coconut shrimp. Water taxi free form one side of the harbor to the other. Crows Nest was great for Sunday Brunch.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just a Beautiful spot , this beach is not right in town just a little over a mile South of the main Santa Cruz Beach. Its wide and long ,nice soft white sand just the perfect spot for a little R&R..I love this Beach when I want to get out of the hustle and bustle of Summer tourist I go... More 

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Reno,NV
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The staff was very nice. The location was perfect. It was a short walk to restaurants, the wharf and the boardwalk. The manager was very helpful when he returned an item that I had left in the room.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have lived a few blocks away from the Santa Cruz harbor for 23 years and this is one of the best beaches in town. There are many very nice amenities and the beach is sheltered by the jetties and so the waves are a little calmer for young children. It is also well patrolled by Lifeguards during the tourist... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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256 reviews 256 reviews
74 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My husband and I found several beautiful photography spots as listed in a book we ordered on line. Santa Cruz has beautiful scenic beach photography spots. Can't wait to go back.

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Firebaugh, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

great restaurant! Very nice view of ocean with sailboats going and coming from harbor. I liked everything about it

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San Rafael, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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Address: Address: 5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
Phone Number: 831-475-6161
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz

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