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West Cliff Drive

West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #1 of 34 Attractions in Santa Cruz
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great road for views. It also has a sidewalk on the cliff's edge that is terrific for jogging, walking and biking.

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Buckhead, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A lady behind the desk at the hotel told us where to park our car - past the lighthouse, before the State Park - for free. We loved the coastline walk and seeing all the people long the way running, walking, surfing and just having a grand ole time. We walked all the way from the State Park to the... More

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Tampa, FL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

West Cliff is a beautiful walk or drive down the coastal region of Santa Cruz. It's great for people-watching as much as anything. Free parking can generally be found. We watched the otters from our parked car, and in the early evening moved down to the Surfer's Museum and Lighthouse. In typical Santa Cruz fashion, a dozen or so folks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

the views were amazing! and the beach is less packed then the boardwalk. Just driving around and looking at the houses was worth the time we took there

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Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful drive/walk.beautiful old Victorian houses. We watched whales from the cliffs.it's a beautiful walk from the boardwalk.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

West Cliff Drive is on the windy side of Santa Cruz. The street runs along the edge of the cliff overlooking the northern rim of Monterey Bay, with views of Santa Cruz and the Boardwalk, the ocean, lighthouse, sea elephants and the like. Bring a windbreaker on all but the warmest days, as this part of Santa Cruz is known... More

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berkeley, california
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Close to the ocean, but quiet and well kept house with a lovely bay window overlooking the boardwalk. Served win in the evening and a hearty breakfast in the morning. Clean.

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Rohnert Park, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was a nice beach to hang out at. Not as crowded as the beach at the Boardwalk. Parking might be a challenge but look in the neighborhood and there are nice paths from the street down to the beach.

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Capitola, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Grab your bike and start near the Boardwalk taking West Cliff drive all the way to Natural Bridges. This is one of the best (and easy) bike rides in the area - or a nice long walk. The undulating street has a lovely recreation trail which gets pretty busy on the weekends, but if you get there early in the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great place for a walk, bike ride or picture taking. Some of the most beautiful views from the Central Coast of California.

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