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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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Santa Cruz, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I take my dog for a walk here several times a week. Beach, surfers, walking trails, benches, and the best people watching in town. This is a must see for anyone visiting out of town, IMHO.

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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is fun to walk along the path and look for whales, otters, birds and of course the surfer at Steamer's Lane. It is close to the wharf and a few miles away is Natural Bridges State Park. There (if the right season) you can see the Monarch Butterflies.

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Bellingham, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Walk, bike, drive, exception views, stop at the surfing nusuem or keep going to Natural Bridges State Park.

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Noida, India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Drive or ride a bike or you can even walk on West Cliff. Park you car on any spot and experience the place around. You can walk to few of the natural bridges.. A beautiful combination of the rocky and sand beach! Place to go and just relax....

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Rocklin, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

we love to drive the West Cliff Drive each time we come to Santa Cruz - there is something different to see each time. We park at different spots and watch the sea, the surfers and the people.

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London, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
85 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We came into Santa Cruz on West Cliff Drive. It is so beautiful here! The Natural Bridges looked really neat- you can see them from the top of the cliff!

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Berkeley, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I really recommend doing a leisurely bike along the coast, but it's totally walkable, as well. Stop at the Surfing Museum along the way and end at Natural Bridges State Beach to see all the monarch butterflies!

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Santa Barbara
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Walk, ride your bike or drive along West Cliff Drive. Great spot to take pictures and enjoy viewing the crashing surf and watch the surfing action.

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Los Angeles, California
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172 reviews 172 reviews
53 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Great area to take a leisurely drive, stop have lunch and walk around. Interesting shops along the coast and fabulous views from every turn.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

As a resident of SC I loved walking West Cliff to enjoy the ocean and the views. Plus you get to see the fancy homes you can only wish of ever living in. This is one of the top locations to check out while you are in SC.

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