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“A bit cold”

Santa Cruz Main Beach
Ranked #13 of 85 things to do in Santa Cruz
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Owner description: This popular beach, with killer waves, is known as one of the top surfing spots in the world.
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Good place but the water is freezing and I'm not a really good fan of dark sand, it makes the visibility in the water very poor which I don't like but overall it's a very good place.

Thank Miguel M
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

very clean beach close to bathrooms and showers for removing sand from feet. It is also close to food and beverages. Friday nights during summer they have free concerts.

Thank Deb G
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

crowded - low rent - if you expect to share a tight space with 12 pack bud light drinkers, dont mind traffic jams and parking issues - you'll love it, dont forget to go to the boardwalk and get some cotton candy

Thank lidarnell
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

the main beech is where borad walk is and lots of people in the suimmer, been their several times, we live in the area so go several times of the year. when its foggy sort of cool. but very pretty and the wharf has great shopping.

Thank reddresspurple
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Really cold... Check the water temperature before going, if you are expecting a beach vacation. Strong currents, too, if you do decide to swim. Other than that, a great beach, with occasional sea lions and dolphins coming quite close. Long enough for a nice walk filed with fresh air and the ocean smell. Can be kind of windy, always very pretty.

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