We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

West Cliff Drive

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 441 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 327
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Surf View

Lovely drive through Santa Cruz neighborhoods. Breathtaking ocean views. Not easy to fund direct access.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
GarterRanch
,
Ash Fork, Arizona
Add Photo Write a Review

441 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ash Fork, Arizona
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely drive through Santa Cruz neighborhoods. Breathtaking ocean views. Not easy to fund direct access.

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to watch the scenic beauty. You can feel the ocean sounds and its beauty around it. You can walk all along the cliff road just to enjoy the scenic and stop at some places to go onto the cliff area to see the vibrant water closely. Overall great and stunning place to stop by when visiting Santa Cruz... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This place is a must-see! Absolutely beautiful and inspiring. Gorgeous ocean views and nice hike to the lighthouse. This is one of the most beautiful places I have been. What a natural high!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The walk is easy so anyone of any age can do it. The views are nice, if you haven't grown up on the coast you will love it. I have lived in some amazing coastal places so I thought it was an average view walking along. But it was still nice, pretty sights, easy walk and a good way to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Cruz, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

West cliff drive is a great walk. Watch the surfers on steamer lane, visit the surf museum,go to Natural Bridges State Park, or just park yourself on a bench and enjoy the view.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Gorgeous scenery, lovely homes, cute dogs. The path is paved and easy to walk with interesting venues along the way. The drive is a nice way to see more as well

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Cruz, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This walk is always fun and interesting with lots of great views, interesting people, and excellent exercise. You can walk forever and then just turn around and see everything again from a fresh perspective.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Cruz, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful 2.5 mile wide pathway lining West Cliff Dr on the west side of Santa Cruz. Very popular place to bicycle, jog, walk, skate along from Santa Cruz Wharf to Natural Bridges beach. Look out over the famous Steamer Lane and watch the surfers jump off the cliffs at Lighthouse Pt. good place to get your cardio workout in beautiful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, DC
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
163 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My hotel was near the Wharf. In the late afternoon took a nice walk along the walking path on West Cliff Dr. Nice views and relaxing walk. Best time is during sunset. Watching the Surfers near the Lighthouse is a treat.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Love the surf and beach vibe and the diversity of the tourists and locals. And of course the fantastic beach view as you walk.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed West Cliff Drive also viewed

 

Been to West Cliff Drive? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of West Cliff Drive and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Winnipeg, Canada

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from West Cliff Drive staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?