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“Sailing cruise”

Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
Ranked #15 of 88 things to do in Santa Cruz
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Owner description: Adjacent to Santa Cruz harbor, this beach has beach volley ball as well as nearby shops and restaurants.
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We were at the Harbor to take a sailing cruz on the Chardonney II for my birthday. It was a fantastic cruise booked by Bargetto Winery (Monterey) with wine and hor d'ourves. Nice place to gaze at the 'boats' in the harbor

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I shouldn't tell how much I love this beach because then your all going to come and it's crowded enough on a hot day! What I love about this beach is it is dog friendly, a couple of really good restaurants just steps away , public bathrooms, entertaining with beach volley ball and sailboats sailing by! Because of the harbor right there you can always get up next to the rocks if the wind picks up and you are cozy warm and protected from the wind. the surf can be strong so be careful if you are not a strong swimmer. I have never heard of a rip tide at this beach. In the summer months there is always a lifeguard on duty. You have to pay for a day parking permit.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

we stayed in a VRBO just 2 blocks from this beach recently. spent as much time as possible in the sand w. our granddaughter. what a great place. at night people had big fires (it was still cold) and we could watch the cormorants building their nests in the eucalyptus trees nearby. on wednesdays people come out of the harbor to sail late in the afternoon and that was lots of fun to watch. you need a parking permit after april 6th for parking on weekends which is sort of a bummer. walking distance to the crow's nest.

1  Thank sabine17093
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

the staff is always very friendly, upbeat, perky, love there smiles.
all the resturants in the santa cruz beach harbor our very thankto.

1  Thank d g
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

gorgeous but the water is cold and the waves can get rough. Watch the kiddies. Plenty of room to enjoy beach activities, sun bath, eat, see interesting people. Sant Cruz is the original laid back city. parking is a little tight. Good boat rental and excursions from the harbor. Nice area for walking.

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