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West Cliff Drive

West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #1 of 36 Attractions in Santa Cruz
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The cliff drive is an approximately 3 mile road that goes along the santa cruz seashore with wide pathways for walking/biking and multiple parking areas/pull offs for scenic views. Well worth a couple of hours of relaxation. We went early in the morning when it was less busy.

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Columbia, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The drive was great and the views were amazing. There are several places to park and take in the views.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Well worth a drive or walk down. Very pretty with some outstanding views! We drove, but did stop once or twice because the view was so beautiful!

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great road for views. It also has a sidewalk on the cliff's edge that is terrific for jogging, walking and biking.

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Buckhead, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A lady behind the desk at the hotel told us where to park our car - past the lighthouse, before the State Park - for free. We loved the coastline walk and seeing all the people long the way running, walking, surfing and just having a grand ole time. We walked all the way from the State Park to the... More

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Tampa, FL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

West Cliff is a beautiful walk or drive down the coastal region of Santa Cruz. It's great for people-watching as much as anything. Free parking can generally be found. We watched the otters from our parked car, and in the early evening moved down to the Surfer's Museum and Lighthouse. In typical Santa Cruz fashion, a dozen or so folks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

the views were amazing! and the beach is less packed then the boardwalk. Just driving around and looking at the houses was worth the time we took there

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Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Absolutely beautiful drive/walk.beautiful old Victorian houses. We watched whales from the cliffs.it's a beautiful walk from the boardwalk.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

West Cliff Drive is on the windy side of Santa Cruz. The street runs along the edge of the cliff overlooking the northern rim of Monterey Bay, with views of Santa Cruz and the Boardwalk, the ocean, lighthouse, sea elephants and the like. Bring a windbreaker on all but the warmest days, as this part of Santa Cruz is known... More

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berkeley, california
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Close to the ocean, but quiet and well kept house with a lovely bay window overlooking the boardwalk. Served win in the evening and a hearty breakfast in the morning. Clean.

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