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Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

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Address: 5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
Phone Number: 831-475-6161
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Adjacent to Santa Cruz harbor, this beach has beach volley ball as well as...

Adjacent to Santa Cruz harbor, this beach has beach volley ball as well as nearby shops and restaurants.

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Lovely beach

This is our favorite beach in Santa Cruz. Fun to watch the boats coming in and out of the harbor, and walking to the lighthouse. Easy access in front of the museum, or by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kelsey1976
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Santa Clara, California
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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favorite beach in Santa Cruz. Fun to watch the boats coming in and out of the harbor, and walking to the lighthouse. Easy access in front of the museum, or by the lighthouse.

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The Sons of the Beach meet outside of the Kind Grind at the Santa Cruz Harbor every Saturday at 10 a.m. About a hundred crazies wake up, play, sing and have a blast!

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Thank Judith B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A whole bunch of us went sailing on a catamaran with the hope of sighting whales. We did see 3 whales, but it was a hit or miss sighting - just like all wild animals. We also saw seals swimming and playing and a family of sea otters as we were heading back to dock. It was such a good... More 

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Camarillo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This beach is huge and long and you can walk forever. Beautiful water and small waves and so much clean sand!

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Santa Cruz, California
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282 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

A pretty beach area and a lighthouse point that is worth a walk. You can't get inside the lighthouse, but it's still fun to walk around the point and take photos of the scenery. You can bring picnics here and wade in the ocean. There are some nice places to eat nearby too. Lots of boating and surfing here when... More 

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Manteca, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

My husband and I ate at Aldos just so we could sit and watch the harbor. It wasn't really busy, but lots of boats were docked nearby.

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Thank Tina C
Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

The Local Route.. Take Soquel Dr. off Hwy 1, turn right.. then Left on 7th Ave.. Take 7TH Ave, straight to beach.. Park on 8TH ave.. Parking - midway on 8th Ave.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you in love with any kind of yachts - that place is worth visit, make a walk to lighthouse and to chill on seabright beach which is always less crowded.

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Thank 49Jane
El Dorado Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I have been coming here for years and cannot think of a time that I did not enjoy the experience. The only real negative is parking which can be problematical. I used to purchase annual passes but as I have gotten older visit here less frequently.

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Thank LLion
Santa Cruz, California
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61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The sand is welcome and the view is awesome. Take a stroll along the beach put your toes in the water and enjoy. The best time to go is sunset. Bring a jacket it can get cool in the evening.

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Thank Paul S

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