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Address: West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Beautiful Place to Walk, Run, Bike

I was looking for an appropriate place to walk my 4 miles in training for my half marathon and found it in the West Cliff Drive. We dropped off the kids at the Santa Cruz Beach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I was looking for an appropriate place to walk my 4 miles in training for my half marathon and found it in the West Cliff Drive. We dropped off the kids at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and decided to park there (bad decision because that cost $15). Along the drive are parking lots (free), although not that many, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Nice drive and a great place to watch surfers. Small lighthouse on the point. Nice coastline after lighthouse. Keep driving until you get to Natural Bridges.

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Rented bikes and rode along West Cliff drive. Beautiful ocean views and great for watching the surfers.

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Mojave California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Really glad we took this drive despite it being a busy Sunday. Lots of viewpoints to watch the crashing waves on the rocks below. Wish we could have visited on a less crowded day but enjoyed anyway

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Visiting West Cliff Drive gives visitors a view to another side of Santa Cruz. Gorgeous views, surfers, museums, state parks and nice houses. Tons of people out surfing, walking, biking. It has a feel good vibe. We are planning a return trip with our cruisers to bike the ~3 mile path!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

the views are great, the air is refreshing, but the bike path is shared with many walkers who have no clue how to share a path.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Walking along West Cliff Drive is a wonderful experience - especially early in the am. later in the day it can be a bit crowded with skateboarders, etc

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Platteville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What a beautiful area! I heartily recommend walking this area as the sun sets - you will be delighted with the view and get some amazing pictures to take home! So much beauty in Santa Cruz - make sure you plan some time for this area!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

People watching, surfers, dog beach, surfing museum. A must-do. We look forward to walking on West Cliff whenever we visit--it's what I always want to do first, at any time of day. You can take a long walk-- I think 3 miles one way, perhaps-- or just an easy stroll for half a mile or so. Sets a nice tone... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Nice homes, good surf, watching the surfers on steamers lane. Its good. however be carefull, we have many people on foot,bicycles and skateboards. find a parking spot and walk around

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