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Address: West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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West Cliff- worth the time

Enjoyed this drive and the area! Great restaurants. The drive included some historic sites, watching seals, sea lions, surfers, and meeting some interesting characters along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Greenville, North Carolina
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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed this drive and the area! Great restaurants. The drive included some historic sites, watching seals, sea lions, surfers, and meeting some interesting characters along the way. This is a great place to get to know the locals, shop, and have a wonderful time. Try the Thai restaurant here. wonderful food and atmosphere.

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The thing I love about this place is not only the drive but the sights you get to see if you park and walk the drive. From the surfers and the beautiful flowers along the walkway to the mansions that hug this unique yet breathtaking drive you will not be disappointed. I live 25 minutes away and I come here... More 

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Sutter Creek, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz is a gorgeous drive right along the edge of the cliff from westward from the Boardwalk and Pier, past the lighthouse at Lighthouse Point and Lighthouse Field all the way to Natural Bridges State Park. I'm biased, as when I used to live in Santa Cruz I would take my Irish Wolfhound for a... More 

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Santa Cruz
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Everyone in Santa Cruz loves to walk on West Cliff Drive. Ocean views everywhere. Ride your bike along this magnificent part of Santa Cruz. Visit the lighthouse, watch surfers, sea lions, otters and if your lucky, whales and dolphins.

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Alameda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A beautiful drive with spots to park and enjoy the ocean. I picnic here for lunch frequently. Also very nice for walking or jogging along the cliffs above the Pacific.

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Soquel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There is a great pedestrian and bicycle path right on the ocean side of West Cliff Dr, The views along it are just great and on a clear day one can see across the bay. You can sit and watch the surfers at the Cowells, Streamers Lane & Natural Bridges. Sunset and sun rises on a fog free day are... More 

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Redwoods Cal
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This spot has lots of unique birds great walking or jogging parking a challenge on weekends great surfing

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Oulu, Finland
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful views. Stop as many times as your schedule allows, ocean views, beach, surfing, just relax and enjoy.

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Hollister, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

walking, strolling, skateboarding, biking...whatever have you, the sidewalks are wide enough to accommodate every one. The stroll along the cliffs allows views of the beaches and cliffs, look inland and you can see the butterflies during migration season. Truly one of the best walks of the california coast.

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Elk Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful drive. To me, not quite as great as the 17 Mile Drive in Monterey, but beautiful nonetheless.

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

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