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Address: West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Great Views and People watching

Every time I visit Santa Cruz I never miss a walk along West Cliff Drive. I begin by my favorite motel, Sea and Sand and walk to the Surfer Museum. The walk continues along West... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Every time I visit Santa Cruz I never miss a walk along West Cliff Drive. I begin by my favorite motel, Sea and Sand and walk to the Surfer Museum. The walk continues along West Cliff with ocean views ending at Natural Bridges Park. Along your walk or bike ride you will always see new and experienced surfers; and often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

see previous comments. Written a complete review of stay, Inn, Food, all extras. It was an excellent stay !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great walking spot for sunset or a weekend stroll. Highly recommend walking a big chunk of it. Look for blowholes at the west end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Dog friendly. peaceful clean. beautiful view. I visit this beach all the time and enjoy it the most. It is spread out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Many folks visit the beach boardwalk or the wharf, and that's really fun...just Keep Going!! Venture out a bit more and stroll/walk/jog/bike W Cliff Drive. Don't sell yourself short! Check out the lighthouse, the Surfers Memorial. Enjoy the fresh breezes along the path! Watch the surfers, take your dog down the informal dog beach (bring poop bags or grab a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It's a beautiful drive. You get a great view of the coastline as well as the beautiful neighborhoods. I love the surf museum and lighthouse nearby. It's a great place to watch surfers!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Best drive you will ever do ,the views of the ocean where amazing .stopping along the way to see seals and wild dear ,along with the 23 million pound houses amazing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

View of the ocean is fabulous. Homes are beautiful. Stopped at viewpoints to see ocean and feel the ocean air.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a lovely and relaxing walk . The views of the ocean are spectacular! Take a rest on a bench during your walk and watch the surfers. Make sure you get as far as the Surfer Museum and visit that too. This walk affords wonderful views of Santa Cruz, the Warf, Boardwalk and beyond.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

There is a lot of history on the West side: incredible surf (Steamer lane), incredible surfers (West side crew), and beautiful, rugged coast-line. It's a great place to go for a long walk or bike ride. It's also safer than other parts of Santa Cruz (the boardwalk).

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