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“Great family beach”

Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
Ranked #14 of 83 things to do in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Adjacent to Santa Cruz harbor, this beach has beach volley ball as well as nearby shops and restaurants.
Santa Cruz, California
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great family beach”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

As we live about 300 yards from this beach we are there almost every day and enjoy it as much as first time users.
The fire pits are a nice added benefit that most beaches don't offer

Visited August 2014
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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Our go-to beach when in SC”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great little beach with fun volleyball courses and good (but cold) swimming. We are often in Santa Cruz and this is our proffered beach for sun and watching the water.

Visited April 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
244 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Beautiful Beach with Gorgeous Views”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

I loved being on this beach watching the dolphins, sea otters and seals play along the coast and in the kelp beds. Lots of paddle boarders braving the cold ocean water. The sand is nice and there are lots of interesting tidal pools. Great place to spend the day.

Visited December 2013
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San Salvador, El Salvador
Level 5 Contributor
26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Cafe Palomar right here”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Cafe El Palomar "Food is amazing. Service totally ... Location is great... right on the beach by the harbor, so good views, nice breeze.

Visited January 2013
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Santa Cruz, California
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lots to see and great food”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Take your dog and sit on the outside deck at Aldo's for lunch, and watch the boats go in and out of the harbor. On Saturday mornings on the beach in front of the Crow's Nest restaurant you can hear a large group of ukelele enthusiasts play together for fun. IN the summer there is a ferry that takes you across the harbor for free. A fairly new lighthouse has been installed and you can walk out to it.

Visited October 2013
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