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Busy Beach

This is a smaller beach, but a busy beach. You can watch the surfers at Pleasure Point and get... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Martinez, California
Nice July Visit to Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

We went to the beach at Santa Cruz Harbor on a Sunday afternoon in July. Weather was perfect. It... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Fremont, California
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Adjacent to Santa Cruz harbor, this beach has beach volley ball as well as nearby shops and restaurants.
5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

This is a smaller beach, but a busy beach. You can watch the surfers at Pleasure Point and get mesmerized by the crashing waves. Only complaint is the homeless that sleep on the beach, making early morning walks less desirable.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank legsbell
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We went to the beach at Santa Cruz Harbor on a Sunday afternoon in July. Weather was perfect. It was so pretty out.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mini
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The air is charged with energy in Santa Cruz....I've always loved it here. The Harbor Beach is a great place to relax, take pictures, & breath in the ocean air!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steev_0
Reviewed 28 October 2017

went there twice at sun rise and sun set got so great pictures and was amazingly very few people and those who where there all agree love clean place worth the wait for sun rise or sun set

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Seadpnedtraveler
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Great beach to walk in the surf or sit and watch the waves roll in. The entrance to the harbor is very close to the beach so you can watch the motor boats and sail boats travel in and out of the harbor. There are...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We have walked out on this beach but prefer the other side by Waltons Lighthouse. You can walk more freely. The Harbor Beach is fun to sit and people watch. Volley Ball players, sailing and more create a lot of chances. There is a ferry...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 19 August 2017

i used to spend a lot of time there sailing and its right next to the crow's best and several other places- this is a very popular place and has a lot of culture- there is live music on the weekends- one can check the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank WillS1706
Reviewed 23 July 2017

There were many people out and playing volleyball. The beach is ok but not one of our favorites along the coast. Wanted to check it out and had great time watching people play volleyball. Later, we dined at a nearby restaurant and it was decent.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a beautiful little beach but the large amounts of seaweed piles make it almost unbearable. We are beach people so we have no problem with some here and there but this was overkill. We were able to find a good spot but man,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank jeajeapip
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank tnvol93
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