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Address: West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: 8314234609
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Walk dont drive!

Its worth a walk along this lovely section of road, watch the surfers ride the hugh waves and visit the museum which is interesting even to a non surfer like myself. Well worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its worth a walk along this lovely section of road, watch the surfers ride the hugh waves and visit the museum which is interesting even to a non surfer like myself. Well worth a couple of hours of your time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

particularly when you can see the moon's reflection - you can see the waves glistening and sparkling like diamonds! I love listening to the waves at night. I park my car and just leave my moonroof open to hear the varying sound of the waves while checking out some stars. This is a scenic route so it is super crowded... More 

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Thank PeaceINdance
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to enjoy a stroll along breathtaking scenery of the Pacfic Coast. Dog friendly beach, sunbathing sea lions, sea otters eating from the half shell, monarch butterflies and breaching whales. Fun for everyone; walkers, joggers, cyclist, surfers etc.

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Thank K6573EQtinas
Westhampton, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't miss this drive if you are in the area; stunning scenery. Lots of pull-offs to stop and take in the views. Nice sidewalk for a stroll. We loved watching all the surfers.

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Thank katnchr
Napa Valley, California
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Of course you could drive the route and it can be most relaxing in and of itself, but take the time to walk, run or bike it! You won't be disappointed by the crashing waves, locals and tourists alike enjoying the sun or foggy weather or whatever Santa Cruz has to offer!

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Thank DrBretJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive is worth it! One of my favorite parts of Santa Cruz is walking this raid. Yes it might be popular but I can get enough of the ocean and watching the utter and paddle boarders ride the waves. It's incredible.

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Thank DianeNClifford
Santa Cruz, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Real estate along West Cliff Drive is wildly expensive, and mostly for rent. Locals don't much care -- we walk, run, bike, and chill along this interesting stretch of coast between the wharf/downtown Santa Cruz and the vehicle entrance to Natural Bridges State Park. As you walk, you can watch the sky, the water, the birds, the surfers, the walkers,... More 

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Thank JimBrown
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

West Cliff dr is a great walk. Take in the beauty of the view, the sounds of the bay and the joy of our natural bounty!

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Thank Peggy P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a 4-5 mile drive and has some breathtaking scenic views. One can drive, walk, ride a bike and see surfers going into deep see. One can stop at any part of this drive and see the beauty of pacific ocean playing with the cliff.

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Thank Anish A
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice drive along the sea-shore. Lots of car parking areas are along the road. So you can park & watch the views. I would recommend to go for long walk/jog/cycle on this route. Lost of scenic views en route. You can see people surf-boarding. We even saw sea-otters at one place. The tides are very big & one need... More 

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