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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The West Cliff Drive was one of my favorite spot of Santa Cruz since it was always reflected the mood of the town in any type of weather. When a storm was coming, you can park the car on the cliff and see the wind gather strength. On a nice day, you can see surfers in the water in their... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great walk nice vibe. Lots of people walking dogs and spots to watch surfers. Definitely a better crowd than the boardwalk, but a short walk away, if you want to experience both

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This beach is FAR less crowded than the "main" beach closer to the boardwalk. However, if you are in the mood for a somewhat relaxing walk on the beach and great views, this is a great option. There aren't places to eat or games to play, but the boardwalk is a very short drive (< 5 mins) and even walkable... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We enjoyed just walking along the shore line and the views are great. If you're lucky, you'll spot some seals or you can enjoy the surf museum. I liked the houses along the shore as well btw.

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Little River, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love going to West Cliff to see the ocean and people, walk along the coast and beaches (beach access!), or just relaxing in the car. Highly recommended. Relax and enjoy the environment !

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