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West Cliff Drive

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Beautiful Drive!

Stunning drive along the cliffs, nice road-side park and surf museum in the Lighthouse, definitely... read more

Reviewed yesterday
teresa f
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Stunning views, worth the traffic

Every curve and turn offers another spectacular view of the ocean. It gets slow-going on any busy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laurie H
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning drive along the cliffs, nice road-side park and surf museum in the Lighthouse, definitely worth the traffic and crowds to watch the surfers, and possibly catch a glimpse of whales, sea lions, and other wildlife!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Every curve and turn offers another spectacular view of the ocean. It gets slow-going on any busy weekend, and you have to watch out for cars pulling out of the view areas, but it's well worth it. At some part you should park and walk...More

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My sister and I took an early morning drive to explore the area and were able to witness many residents out on the path. We enjoyed the views and watching the surfers waxing their boards and climbing down to the waves. The cliffs and homes...More

Thank 646Val
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best done by full moon after a huge storm has cleared The waves will dance and sparkle in the light and the damp salt air will refresh you to your core...remember to be considerate and aware as you share this beautiful bike path with fellow...More

Thank dmdsligo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This drive is short but spectacular. Be sure to park and walk along the sidewalk and take in the ocean breeze and view. If you have time, and I suggest you be sure to, go to Natural Bridges State Park. Amazing and a must-see in...More

Thank VictoriaPics
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

West Cliff Drive is Iconic Santa Cruz - If you walk along the bike path, this is a great place to see sunsets, walk with a friend, watch surfers near the lighthouse, and stretch your legs. Sometimes it is crowded. Try to go during off...More

Thank AptosAmy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're visiting Santa Cruz and want to see the ocean, walk West Cliff Dr ! A very easy walk with a wide walk path along the road. There are restrooms at the lighthouse and the most beautiful view of Monterey Bay.

Thank Stephany B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surfers, pelicans, gulls, fantastics waves, and the cliffs! It was a beautiful thing. Just take it all in and relax!

Thank limeadelover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved visiting the Santa Cruz area and touring around the boardwalks and piers. Lots to do and see. Plenty of nice places to stay.

Thank stevephillips52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While my wife and were in Santa Cruz, we drove the West Cliff Drive a number of times. It was a joy each time. We saw many many flamingos, what an experience to see them fly by in groups of six to a dozen or...More

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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