West Cliff Drive

West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz: Hours, Address, West Cliff Drive Reviews: 4.5/5

West Cliff Drive
4.5
Scenic Drives • Scenic Walking Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Cherrity B
Oregon House, CA3 contributions
tide pools
Jul 2021
get there early at low tide. Best pools are on the far side of the mobil home park that you have to pass through to get to them.
Written July 13, 2021
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MsKiesha
Cupertino, CA2,039 contributions
Absolutely beautiful
May 2021
Absolutely beautiful and relaxing! The water was so peaceful and the area was clean! I would definitely recommend this place
Written May 28, 2021
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aldasiln
Evanston, IL22 contributions
Nice view and people watching
Mar 2021 • Friends
Could be super busy on weekends, but nice views of the sea. It was fun watching the surfers/anglers do their thing. A bit chillier than expected.
Written May 15, 2021
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA7,481 contributions
Always a great walk
Mar 2021 • Couples
We always enjoy walking along the bluff from the wharf down to the state park. Lots of places to take in the views and people watch. If you are not from N Cal you may like the people watching more. I went to school here 40 years ago and not much had changed but more people and more buildings in town.
Written March 13, 2021
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John M
Santa Cruz, CA4,355 contributions
Always a beautiful drive or walk along the ocean.
Jan 2021
Always a beautiful drive along the ocean. We took friends from out of town for the drive along the water, finishing at the wharf.
Written January 18, 2021
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Natalie Holcomb
4 contributions
Gorgeous!
Jan 2021 • Friends
This is such a beautiful area. The waves were large because of the king tides. Lots of dogs and their people out appreciating the warm and sunny weather.
Written January 17, 2021
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mini
Fremont, CA116,356 contributions
Scenic Area - Lots of Wave Actions - Many Surfers (January 2021)
Jan 2021
we returned and drove the West Shore Cliff Drive. This is always beautiful and extends from Natural Bridges State Park to the Boardwalk area.

This time it was sunny. There were good waves so lots of surfers were there.
Written January 11, 2021
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Jonathan Chan
New York City, NY109 contributions
cliff drive
Nov 2020
A gorgeous walk along the cliffs in Santa Cruz - you can go all the way from natural beaches state park to the Boardwalk. There are plenty of other people walking with their dogs, runners, cyclists. Great views of the ocean or to watch the sunset.
Written November 28, 2020
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MichaelMc777
Sunnyvale, CA4,573 contributions
My favorite walk in Santa Cruz 😁
Nov 2020 • Solo
This one on the best walks in the Bay Area.

The walk has so many wonderful elements. Beautiful views, healthy 5 mile round trip walk, Light house museum, great small beaches, dog beaches, great places to watch surfers up close, interesting architecture, great coffee shop at the church, good local food by the light house, a public restroom, and a great winding walk path.

The sunsets are great too!!

A must!
Written November 18, 2020
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T L
San Diego, CA311 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2020
This is probably the best part of Santa Cruz, West Cliff Dr. along the ocean. there is a bike path, walking path and lots of area to hang out and enjoy the view. There is a lot of free parking as you traverse this drive where are you can stop and enjoy the beautiful vistas all along this drive.
Written October 16, 2020
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