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West Cliff Drive

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It was everything we expected

We drove this and walked it on a sometimes rainy afternoon. We really enjoyed watching the Surfers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lincoln, Nebraska
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West Cliff Drive: Must do in Santa Cruz! Nice 2 mile drive or walk

Every trip to Santa Cruz we do this!! From the wharf you just head up the hill to West Cliff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gayle P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove this and walked it on a sometimes rainy afternoon. We really enjoyed watching the Surfers we also walked out to the end of The Wharf and enjoyed birds and the seals

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every trip to Santa Cruz we do this!! From the wharf you just head up the hill to West Cliff Drive. We always drive to the end—Natural Bridges State Park. It’s fun to drive along the road where every home has an ocean view—and so...More

Thank Gayle P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not a long drive, maybe a couple of miles long, but it's beautiful, right from near Cowells beach to the end near Natural Bridges state park. The cliff edges are beautiful, giving fab views on the Pacific, with sea life & birds galore around....More

Thank irish_captain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to decompress and have a long walk either alone or with friends. Benches are available at beautiful lookouts. Summers can be quite busy, but it’s great for people and dog watching.

Thank travellinglgb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whale watching, fishing, surfing, fine restaurants, Boardwalk, all great activities to enjoy while staying here.

Thank ILA L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a stunning drive, don't miss it if you like scenery etc, lots of stops to take photos so don't forget your camera

Thank MartinaD95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a resident of Santa Cruz west Cliff drive is one of my favorite place for Sunset or Sunrise. It’s an amazing bike, walk or world class surf spot. At one end you have a beautiful beach, at the other the beautiful Boardwalk and Pier....More

2  Thank GreenGoddess777
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Excellent walk along the ocean. Fun watching surfers. Beautiful homes to see. Stop for a great snack along the way. Not to be missed if visiting.

1  Thank Michael F
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Nice drive, very scenic and looks beautiful especially at sunset. There is a nice walking path too, and there are several places where you can park your car.

1  Thank Laura H
Reviewed October 24, 2018

If you are staying near the beach/pier/boardwalk, take a drive out West Cliff Drive. There is a great walking/biking path and the scenery is everything that is classic about the Northern California coast. There are plenty of places where you can park your car and...More

2  Thank Jay M
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March 26, 2017|
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Response from Rubythief | Reviewed this property |
Current e-bikes at 131 front has electric bikes and pacific ave cycles at 320 pacific has regular bikes for rent. Current is about 3 blocks from the wharf and pacific is about 6 blocks from the wharf at the start of the... More
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Response from dan g | Reviewed this property |
Nothing I can add that has not been already said. Agree with all other recommendations about Henry Cowell.
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
I live downtown and walk it everyday. From the Seaway, it is 1/2 a mile to Steamers ( Surfer Museum light house looking thing). From there it is another mile , or less, to Natural Bridges. The walk is so beautiful you will... More