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Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

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Address: 5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
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+1 831-475-6161
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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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Surfer's Paradise

It's hard to find a better sunrise or sunset that Santa Cruz Harbor Beach. The colors are so rich and vibrant. Fun to walk along the pier and watch/listen to the seals or watch... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chicago, Illinois
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's hard to find a better sunrise or sunset that Santa Cruz Harbor Beach. The colors are so rich and vibrant. Fun to walk along the pier and watch/listen to the seals or watch the surfers. A little bit of paradise.

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Thank casa1234
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like the beach, but basically get bored after an hour or two? Harbor beach has an active volleyball crowd, both top notch players and play around jungle ball. Not snooty. Beach is a great spot for body surfing and skim boarding. ~ 7 months of he year, there is an active Hobie cat scene and activity. There are nearby restaurants... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Santa Cruz Harbor area for dinner. There is a nice beach there. One can also walk out to the lighthouse. We also walked by the harbor area.

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

After driving from Southern California off the 101, This was a great place to stop and relax while watching the beautiful sunset. It also had close extra clean convenient restrooms. There was a small park and and open grass area for anyone even your Pups to play and enjoy the surroundings right by the beach.

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Thank Jodee2017
Larkspur, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

This is a fun place to picnic, meet a friend and walk or just to soak in the sun. The parking here was easy and there were plenty of people out on the water having happy hour cocktails and having fun. I loved walking in the sand and looking at the Walton Lighthouse in the distance.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Lots of sand area. Next to canal where boats come out from harbor. Spent day laying in sun and running up and down beach with our Yorkie. He loved it so much, never saw him smile so much

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Thank Joseph N
Mendon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great place to sit down and relax...time to slow down from the busy world. It doesn't take long for the waves to grow in increasing size and they crash to the shore. Please use caution if you venture into the water.

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Sandy Springs, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This was my first trip to the Pacific Ocean and I only had an hour, so it was important to make the most of it. Harbor Beach was beautiful late in the afternoon, leading into sunset. The water was cold, the waves much bigger than the Atlantic, but the beach was clean and small enough to walk down and back... More 

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Thank David D
Santa Clara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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Thank Kelsey1976
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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