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I am lucky enough to live in this town and take a daily morning walk here. So beautiful. You can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Santa Cruz, California

Found this place by accident.We found free parking,couldn’t believe it. The spectacular ocean view... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Modesto, 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 days ago

I am lucky enough to live in this town and take a daily morning walk here. So beautiful. You can walk above the beach on the paved walkway which offers panoramic views of the ocean and surfers and the path also accomodates bicycles & skateboards....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sabra557x
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place by accident.We found free parking,couldn’t believe it. The spectacular ocean view in all directions was amazing. Many surfers love the waves in this area. Very relaxing and benches to sit on along the path.You’ll see families,dog walkers and surfers around here. Glad...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Yosemitesteve
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

I kinda stumbled upon this area of Santa Cruz and boy was I glad that I did. I have NEVER been that close to world class surfers and it was unbelievable. You can walk out on Pleasure Point and watch the surfers surf within 100...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank rhunter8388
Reviewed 25 November 2018

oh my creators here with me i can feel it such an beautiful place to visit feels so natural here i can just smell the ocean best at 420 in the afternoon

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BigMommasCrew
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Eric H
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6 October 2018|
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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
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