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Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

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Address: 5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
Phone Number: +1 831-475-6161
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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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Beautiful Sunset

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jodee2017
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Laguna Beach, California
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Laguna Beach, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank Jodee2017
Larkspur, Colorado
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453 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Oceandweller7
El Dorado Hills, California
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Joseph N
Mendon, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank greekbecky2016
Sandy Springs, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank David D
Santa Clara, California
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269 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is our favorite beach in Santa Cruz. Fun to watch the boats coming in and out of the harbor, and walking to the lighthouse. Easy access in front of the museum, or by the lighthouse.

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Thank Kelsey1976
Santa Cruz, California
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The Sons of the Beach meet outside of the Kind Grind at the Santa Cruz Harbor every Saturday at 10 a.m. About a hundred crazies wake up, play, sing and have a blast!

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Thank Judith B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

A whole bunch of us went sailing on a catamaran with the hope of sighting whales. We did see 3 whales, but it was a hit or miss sighting - just like all wild animals. We also saw seals swimming and playing and a family of sea otters as we were heading back to dock. It was such a good... More 

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Camarillo
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This beach is huge and long and you can walk forever. Beautiful water and small waves and so much clean sand!

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Woodinville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

A pretty beach area and a lighthouse point that is worth a walk. You can't get inside the lighthouse, but it's still fun to walk around the point and take photos of the scenery. You can bring picnics here and wade in the ocean. There are some nice places to eat nearby too. Lots of boating and surfing here when... More 

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