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“Waves of Attractions”

Santa Cruz Main Beach
Ranked #13 of 88 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 August 14, 2013

Santa Cruz is a wonderful destination and vacation spot. There is plenty to do and places to eat. The weather is the same almost year long, not too hot and not too cold. Goldylocks would approve of it being "just right!"

Thank Pamela D
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Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Not at all a pretty beach. Piles of seaweed everywhere. Flies. Water too cold to enjoy, so you want to be on the sand, but the sand is not clean.

Thank crazywith3kids
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

The beach is completely littered with trash everywhere, seagulls, going through, the trash, water that smells like sewage, and piles of kelp covered with flies all over. I am not usually negative, but this beach has gone way downhill and needs some serious interventions fast.

Thank Firecap13
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

The beach looked like it would be fun -- with the volleyball nets and expanse of sand. People were dancing nearby at an outside restaurant/bar. Good for the younger, hip crowd. However, it's nothing like the wide, sandy beaches of New Jersey. Bring plenty of sunscreen and maybe a jacket.

Thank IrishTraveler9
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Loved the volleyball courts on beautifully clean sand . Great to walk along the beach or to sit and watch the world go by .

Thank RKS57_13
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