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West Cliff Drive

West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #1 of 33 attractions in Santa Cruz
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Salinas, California, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Walk or drive...enjoy the sights and sounds of Santa Cruz and maybe take in a gorgeous sunset or watch the surfers if you're there in the morning hours. A great stress reliever!

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San Jose, CA
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

You can make this walk as long or short as you like. There are breathtaking views at every turn. Park along one of the many lots along the path. Restrooms are available. You can walk or bike and it is flat, so it makes it doable for anybody.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I cycled this route one morning, we saw some beautiful views. The route offers views of the coastline and the chance to watch some surfers and paddle boarders. Very picturesque!

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Petaluma, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful coastal area, Santa Cruz Surf Museum. Pleasant to watch surfers, boaters and a distant view of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Pretty at night too.

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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I used rented cycles to ride along west cliff drive. A fantastic bike ride, which was very chilled and relaxing. Great to see many people walking, running cycling along this part of sanat cruz. Really cool place and some great views.

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29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Drive or walk, both ways are just beautiful. A great place to see the Pacific. Lots of opportunities for pictures.

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Santa Cruz, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Really isn't much to say, walking along the coast from natural bridges state park all the way down to the Santa Cruz surf museum than further to the Santa Cruz boardwalk. It is an unforgettable experience, your availability to view the oceans, every so often along the way they'll have walkways as well for beach access as well. Bring your... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
59 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This drive takes you past some beautiful sea-front houses. There are seats all along the waterfront with wonderful views. It's good to walk along & take in the beautiful scenery.

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SF Bay Area
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15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

beautiful drive along the coast. the homes along the way are beautiful. plenty of pull-outs with benches where you can just sit and watch the water, the wild life. so peaceful and restful. no trip to santa cruz would be complete without a leisurely drive along west cliff drive.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz is the best area to take in the ocean views in Santa Cruz. It is also a very popular place to take a walk, roller skate, bring the dogs, or bike. The views are impressive. There is some parking areas all along the way (however on a nice summer day it may take a... More

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