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Address: West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Scenic views, some parking

Indeed quite scenic to drive, there is some impromptu parking on the seaside available if you want to stop and take a photo. At the western end of West Cliff Drive there is a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Indeed quite scenic to drive, there is some impromptu parking on the seaside available if you want to stop and take a photo. At the western end of West Cliff Drive there is a nice beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful walk along the cliffs - spotted many surfers having a great time in the waves and some cliff divers, including a black lab jumping off a huge ledge! Apparently he does that a lot. :)

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Walking along West Cliff is truly a magical experience. There are places to park in different areas, so you can pop out for a gorgeous ocean view or walk as long as you'd like. It spans all the way from the Boardwalk to Natural Bridges park, so you can easily walk a few hours if you're inspired too. The wind... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

beautiful houses and great views. lots of places to take walks and enjoy the weather. sometimes you can see seals playing in the water or brave surfers. a great cheap date.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This slow, winding drive through an upscale neighborhood overlooking magnificent views of the bay is studded with Kodak moments. There are plenty of parking areas available to pull over and explore the area. Don't forget to check out the surfing museum.

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

An easy hike along the west cliff drive between Natural Bridge State park and the santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this offers gorgeous views of the ocean. With beautiful houses lining up the drive, surfing and kayaking enthusiasts in the ocean and the occasional large waves crashing on the rocks, the walk along this coastline is very enjoyable. Follow it up... More 

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Fremont, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A very pretty drive, one area had free parking to stop and take a look at the surfers. I enjoyed looking at the houses that faced the ocean as well. About 30 minute drive from the wharf to Natural bridges overlook.

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Cameron Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Follow West Cliff Drive from Natural Bridges to the pier for a nice walk with ocean views. Easy and free parking right outside Natural Bridges

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Best thing to do in Santa Cruz at no cost. The views are unbelievable. My husband and I went for a long walk every morning. It is a residential area so nothing commercial here. You can enjoy the view of the ocean, the locals with their dogs along the beach and the surfers. Beautiful!! We took a ton of pictures... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a really easy paved walkway with the ocean on one side, while expensive homes are on the other. It's worth a walk; parking and bath room facilities can be challenging depending on where you park. It can be windy and chilly even in summer.

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Address: West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz

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