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Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse
Ranked #22 of 87 things to do in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This historic lighthouse, rebuilt in the 1960s, is a great place from which to check out the local surfing culture.
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Loved the surf museum. Difficult parking. Great watching the surfing. Nice walking path and beaches that allow dogs.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Loved the lighthouse and watching the surfers!!! I could be here all day long!!! You can see the Walton Lighthouse too from here!!!

2  Thank Kitter32999
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

The views of the ocean from this place were OK. The museum inside the lighthouse itself is very small and disappointing. The lighthouse is also nothing major to crave about. Few positive points were that the views were OK, there wasn't much traffic and you could see surfers actually practicing their bit. We didn't spend more than 15 minutes at the place.

1  Thank gaurav_gup1
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Reviewed April 7, 2008

Jeeezzzz wish it was 38 years ago and all the hippies and surfers living on their buses and campers smoking joints and other things???? year round by the lighthouse... Now kinda tame and controlled Big Brother is Watching. :o(

2  Thank ripley44mag
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Reviewed April 19, 2005

This was a pleasant stop-over after a wonderful weekend at the Monarch Inn in Capitola. We enjoyed watching the surfers on a near perfect day. The walkway near the rugged coastline allows visitors to experience the ocean, the surfers and the sea lions.

The only thing that bothered us was that the fenced off burial site of Mark Abbott was being used as a store room.

1  Thank MauiMamaYubaCity_CA
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