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Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

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Address: 5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
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Adjacent to Santa Cruz harbor, this beach has beach volley ball as well as...

Adjacent to Santa Cruz harbor, this beach has beach volley ball as well as nearby shops and restaurants.

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Great views and a nice beach. Spent July 4th here and had a really good time. Water was too cold for me to enjoy, but a lot of other people were swimming.

Reviewed 6 April 2017
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Hixson, Tennessee
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Hixson, Tennessee
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82 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great views and a nice beach. Spent July 4th here and had a really good time. Water was too cold for me to enjoy, but a lot of other people were swimming.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Such a fun and relaxed atmosphere, like taking a step back in time. The boardwalk is great fun, as are the amusement rides (before cocktails, though). The beach is rough and the water is cold, so not sunbathing here. The pier is fun with a terrific restaurant with great views. I always give a nod to Lost Boys when I'm... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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258 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It's hard to find a better sunrise or sunset that Santa Cruz Harbor Beach. The colors are so rich and vibrant. Fun to walk along the pier and watch/listen to the seals or watch the surfers. A little bit of paradise.

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Thank casa1234
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Like the beach, but basically get bored after an hour or two? Harbor beach has an active volleyball crowd, both top notch players and play around jungle ball. Not snooty. Beach is a great spot for body surfing and skim boarding. ~ 7 months of he year, there is an active Hobie cat scene and activity. There are nearby restaurants... More 

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Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,674 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We went to the Santa Cruz Harbor area for dinner. There is a nice beach there. One can also walk out to the lighthouse. We also walked by the harbor area.

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Laguna Beach, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

After driving from Southern California off the 101, This was a great place to stop and relax while watching the beautiful sunset. It also had close extra clean convenient restrooms. There was a small park and and open grass area for anyone even your Pups to play and enjoy the surroundings right by the beach.

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Larkspur, Colorado
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457 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is a fun place to picnic, meet a friend and walk or just to soak in the sun. The parking here was easy and there were plenty of people out on the water having happy hour cocktails and having fun. I loved walking in the sand and looking at the Walton Lighthouse in the distance.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of sand area. Next to canal where boats come out from harbor. Spent day laying in sun and running up and down beach with our Yorkie. He loved it so much, never saw him smile so much

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Mendon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place to sit down and relax...time to slow down from the busy world. It doesn't take long for the waves to grow in increasing size and they crash to the shore. Please use caution if you venture into the water.

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Sandy Springs, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This was my first trip to the Pacific Ocean and I only had an hour, so it was important to make the most of it. Harbor Beach was beautiful late in the afternoon, leading into sunset. The water was cold, the waves much bigger than the Atlantic, but the beach was clean and small enough to walk down and back... More 

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