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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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If you love yachts

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
49Jane
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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123 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 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
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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 paulsL732ZS
El Paso, Texas
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69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The thing about this beach is that it is beautiful and totally fun as long as you stay out of the water. If you are looking for surf lessons, Club Ed surf school and camps will take you North of the pier - where the water quality is far superior to the water south of the pier. South of the... More 

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Israel
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

very nice .if you have a car you will need change to park your car and get some food to feed the seagulls that are on the beach

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Thank amitctrip
Sinking Spring, PA
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Wonderful beach with beautiful views of the harbor. The area is clean and is walking distance from a variety of food and entertainment venues.

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Thank Gibbled371
Cen Cal
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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Checked out the beach after enjoying brunch at the Crows Nest. Beach seems almost private, very little amount of people there. Walked out to end, there's a lighthouse. Whats really neat are the giant concrete jacks that they used to build the sea wall with.

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Thank DDWH
Placerville, California
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225 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Santa Cruz Harbor Beach, Santa Cruz, CA - is home to the famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk, the Surfer's Museum and of course the amazing beaches with beautiful sunsets, great waves and lots of fun things to do. Great for family visits to the area.

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Thank DaisyS01
Wallasey, UK
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79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A very clean beach, perfect for a morning or evening stroll accompanied by the sound of sea-lions. Nice board-walk with large fairground and a pier with a goodly range of seafood restaurants and bars.

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Santa Cruz, California
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59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Everything you need is here - sand, bogie boarding, sunshine, views, life guards, coffee and pastries, Margaritas, Mexican food, etc.

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Thank Paul C

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