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It's not called Pleasure Point for nothing!

Hanging out at Pleasure Point, you just get the vibe that "Life's a beach", whether you're up top... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Corrina M
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Beautiful Beach Spot!

My husband and I came to Pleasure Point Beach on our last day visiting Santa Cruz! We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
San Ramon, California
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A popular Santa Cruz surf spot.
East Cliff Drive, Pleasure Point Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Hanging out at Pleasure Point, you just get the vibe that "Life's a beach", whether you're up top watching the surfers, chillin' on the beach, in the water, or ambling along East Cliff. Carve out time to be here... any time of day.

1  Thank Corrina M
Reviewed 22 September 2018

My husband and I came to Pleasure Point Beach on our last day visiting Santa Cruz! We enjoyed walking along the long concrete walkway that hugs the cliffs overlooking the beach and Pacific Ocean. It was fun to see the surfers and paddle boarders out...More

Thank LisaandRod93013
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We snuck over to this area breakfast at The Point Market and watched the surfers. The kids were amazed, even with not much surf. It's a very walkable neighborhood with street parking.

1  Thank StephySunshine5
Reviewed 7 June 2018

My wife and I like to take scenic walks when we travel. This is a great place to come for a walk. Views of the ocean and surfers are amazing. We had good weather all 3 days we were here. The sound of the waves...More

Thank love2dine50
Reviewed 8 May 2018

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
Reviewed 1 May 2018

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.

1  Thank Eric H
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
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
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
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

1  Thank Joel E
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Response from Corrina M | Reviewed this property |
Not really, better to go to Natural Bridges beach at the North end of Santa Cruz (along West Cliff) and at the North side of the beach for good tide pools. Natural Bridges btw is also of course where the migrating Monarch... More
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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