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Pleasure Point Beach

East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
831-0454-7956
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Beach only at low tide, but great walking spot

Wide sidewalks and gorgeous views of waves (and surfers) make this a great walking spot, but not a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clover88Live
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California
Runners, Surfers, Verve Coffee, Santa Cruze Vibe!

We arrived as the sun set. Somehow, on Monterey Bay, the sun rises and sets over the water, or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joel E
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A popular Santa Cruz surf spot.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“watch surfers” (7 reviews)
“low tide” (6 reviews)
“great surf” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
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831-0454-7956
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank JohnInItaly
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
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
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
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The surf at Pleasure Point is great, but all the local surfers (particularly the middle-aged to older men) are very rude. They clearly don't like seeing 'new' people around the beach. I go to UCSC and routinely get hassled by the older men surfing here....More

1  Thank Christian E
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived to find this area busy with tourists. As we walked toward town I noticed an access to the beach. We explained that we were visiting from Colorado and asked for directions to the beach. A kind family escorted us in the passage way...More

Thank 1khearty
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Watch surfers, bikinis, dogs being walked, kids pushed in strollers, Up about 30 ft from the ocean. Separate path for bikers vs pedestrians.

Thank RocketFloyd
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very nice beach, especially if you want to work out first at Pleasure Point Pilates and take a mat class there. The only problem with the beach is, it's always run with dogs off the leash. So, beware if you don't care for dogs on...More

Thank yobbb
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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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