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A must when in Santa Cruz

I used to live in Santa Cruz and we always walked in West Cliff after a filling celebratory meal... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
biarritz99
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San Diego, California
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Perfect place for an ocean-view walk!

Walk on the cliffs overlooking Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay. Keep alert for bikes sharing the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wowfortrips
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Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I used to live in Santa Cruz and we always walked in West Cliff after a filling celebratory meal. Enjoying views of surfers , sea lions, and an occasional sea otter. Whenever I visit, I still walk this walk, loving the scenery. You can usually...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Walk on the cliffs overlooking Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay. Keep alert for bikes sharing the path. Wonderful views of surfers and beaches.

Thank Wowfortrips
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great views and sometimes even some whales. It can get crowded with pedestrians so sometimes it is better just to bike in the street. Always a treat

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Peaceful serene stroll anytime of the day. If serenity is your goal, West Cliff Drive is perfect. Locals enjoy this treasured location to view Monterey Bay and the ever changing surf and sea life.

Thank Kay B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Must visit this gorgeous view when in Santa Cruz! Go for a drive along the scenic coast or better walk or ride a bike. You won't be disappointed with paradise!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous views of wildlife, nature, ocean, and other people. A great way to spend a Sunday morning! This path goes on for a few miles, and it’s worth every step.

Thank cleorio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are ever in Santa Cruz, don't stop at the Boardwalk or the Wharf, keep on driving down the road on West Cliff Drive. Gorgeous scenery, a lighthouse, wildlife, Natural Bridges (which apparently have been falling down!) and lots of houses that you will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stop in Santa Cruz on the way through from San Diego to San Fran.. it was a nostalgic stop for us because the film The Lost Boys was filmed around here and it was a blast from a teenage years.. We had...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed both walking and driving along West Cliff Drive. Lots of neat houses line this street with great ocean views. By the lighthouse its fun to stop and watch the surfers.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great and easy drive that takes you to Natural Bridges State Park, but also takes you by really nice beach homes

Thank 518ATLCouple
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Georgiajayhawk
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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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michbfromaz
July 10, 2016|
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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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Kathleen B
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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
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