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West Cliff Drive

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Address: West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Bike on the road

Beautiful turf. Bike on the road unless you want to hit a pedestrian who's not watching where they're going.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful turf. Bike on the road unless you want to hit a pedestrian who's not watching where they're going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whenever the weather is just too beautiful for the gym, a walk along West Cliff is perfect! The scenery from Natural Bridges to the lifeguard museum is amazing!

Thank kz2travel
Sonoma County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A good walk up W. Cliff Drive to the Surf Museum with surfers, birds, sea lions along the way. I walked up from the Beach Street Inn by the pier and back. Uphill, then back down.

Thank Kietsa
Santa Cruz
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can ride along in a car but it is best to park and take a walk along the beach. There are no places for food but the view and birds are breathtaking.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked about 3.5 miles (one way) and back along West Cliff Drive from the Santa Cruz Pier north to the Bridges State Park. Beautiful views of the ocean, and lots of benches to sit and take it all in. The path is paved, level, and wide. It is used a lot by walkers, joggers, strollers and cyclist. Highly recommend!

Thank BDD_11_12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! Gorgeous view of the ocean. Don't miss this gem! Better yet, park your car and walk along the path -- crashing waves, surfer dudes -- you will enjoy.

Thank acedaughter
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot to peer out into the ocean. Its a pretty large cliff above the water. Cool spot to photograph the pier too.

Thank NicoleTravelsBlog
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a glorious morning on this drive. Great view of the sea, it's bird life including Pelicans and cormorants, and the harbour seals.

Thank russamehta
Mariposa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a drive along the ocean in this area, best way to see it all. Only two lane, but traffic moves along fine.

Thank cuestaroble
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most picturesque 5 mile run (or walk) in NorCal. Great coastal scenery, whales, dolphins, otters and a well maintained course. Get out and run this special place.

Thank Romdeck

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