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Pleasure Point Beach

East Cliff Dr and Pleasure Point Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
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Surfers paridise

Family vibe, true community, home of the late Jack O'neil. Spend an hour or a lifetime here. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
abrams227ba
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Santa Cruz, California
This is Santa Cruz

Great walking path with amazing views of the various point breaks along the cliff. If you surf, you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eric H
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Jacksonville, Florida
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A popular Santa Cruz surf spot.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“watch surfers” (7 reviews)
“low tide” (6 reviews)
“great surf” (4 reviews)
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East Cliff Dr and Pleasure Point Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
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"great surf"
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"great place to watch"
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"local surfers"
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"the cliff"
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"monterey bay"
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"benches"
in 6 reviews
"waves"
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"surfing"
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"moran"
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"contest"
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"coastline"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family vibe, true community, home of the late Jack O'neil. Spend an hour or a lifetime here. There is a timeless quality to this place.

Thank abrams227ba
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great walking path with amazing views of the various point breaks along the cliff. If you surf, you know! An absolute iconic break(s) with incredible views of the bay and Santa Cruz valley.

Thank Eric H
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Pleasure Point is quite unique. Stroll along the cliff edge and plop yourself on a bench to view surfers and sunbathers below. The erosion-protecting seawall which was constructed several years ago blends into the environment in what is some of the most rapidly eroding coastline...More

Thank RonCentralCA
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Moran Lake and Pebble Beach were a short walk from our rental home, and walked down there with our grandson every say. A surfer and dog walking paradise, lots of sand for pail and stone collecting...and a generally wonderful place to walk, watch the tide...More

Thank jaseaton
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Wide sidewalks and gorgeous views of waves (and surfers) make this a great walking spot, but not a good beach; those are accessible at low tide only.

Thank Clover88Live
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We arrived as the sun set. Somehow, on Monterey Bay, the sun rises and sets over the water, or nearly so. Surfers were catching moderate waves, little dogs were walking their humans, runners were running and the water, sunlight, breeze, wild flowers made this the...More

Thank Joel E
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great place to watch surfers or stop while walking or bicycling along the road, bit not a sand beach. Excellent tide pool experience at low tide, but you will become dirty in the muck of seaweed and sand and algae.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is the first time I have been at a west coast beach and all I can say is "WOW". I could not believe absolutely breathtaking the beach and Pacific Ocean are. I pray I can visit California again and spend more time in Santa...More

Thank kmgIL
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

You cant go too wrong with any beach in Santa Cruz and Please Point is one stop you should make. Its a bit of a local spot, so if you looking for the touristy sport, go to the boardwalk, but this is worth the drive.

Thank Family0007
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We had just watched surfers and volleyball players at another beach and now we wanted to just relax on sit on the beach and this wasn’t an ideal spot. It sure looks like a surfer hot spot though.

Thank Daniel A
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Ndcsid
29 July 2015|
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Response from SAM S | Reviewed this property |
Nothing happening at the Point this week, but the surf is good. If you don't surf, take a lesson from Bud at Santa Cruz surf school, a very local boy. Capitola has free Wed. Music and the Boardwalk has free music on Friday... More
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