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West Cliff Drive

Ranked #1 of 36 Attractions in Santa Cruz
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Santa Cruz, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We walk on West Cliff just about every day and see something (or someone) new and different. Great whale watching all through the year.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I love driving along the water and watching the waves. The houses are beautiful and there are alot of places to pull over and enjoy the sites.

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Modesto, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Ocean view paved walking path goes for miles alongside this coastal stretch in Santa Cruz. I pack a picnic and grab a spot overlooking the ocean on West Cliff Drive and spend the entire day relaxing and enjoying the sound of the surf (after a long walk.) Beautiful drive but it's even better to walk it so you can really... More

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Bath
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16 reviews 16 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A must for each visitor of LA or San Franciso, San José. You shouldn't miss this Ride along the coast. Wonderful views and beaches.

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Palo Alto, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a must see when you come to Santa Cruz, the lighthouse and the beautiful windy West Cliff Drive , ends at a state park. Along the drive there are many parking spots and get out and walk, you can look right over the cliffs and see whales and sea otters.

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Vancouver, BC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very scenic drive. Watch the surfers at lighthouse point. the entire drive all the way to Davenport is beautiful. There are a few State parks worth visiting - Wilder for one. We went to Ano Nuevo and it is not to be missed.

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Huntington Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Beautiful drive, we were able to watch the whales from the parking lot. That was the most exciting to see the whales so near the beach. Short drive from Santa Curz a must see and great walk if you are up to it. There is a Surfer Museum also if you can catch when it is open.

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Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Park the car and take a stroll along the cliffs. There are great views of the coastline. This is one of the finest destinations for surfers and you can watch them up close every morning. There is also a surf museum and lighthouse along the way. There are plenty of observation points where you can stop and sit on a... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Today was a sunny, breezy 70's kind of Sunday...the perfect day to go early find a parking spot and hit the sidewalk. You can walk for miles along the ocean where there are plenty of benches to take a break. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the surfers. We walked from the lighthouse all the way to the end of the wharf... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It's good beach with excellent scenery and views. I like the trails for walking, the houses near to beach. We should visit the beach and have walk around.

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