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A fun place to people watch while taking in surfing competion

West cliff is delightful for watching the surf and surfers from the cliffs over looking the beautiful Monterey Bay. There is a small but interestinglight house turned surfing... read more

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Santa Cruz, California
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41 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

West cliff is delightful for watching the surf and surfers from the cliffs over looking the beautiful Monterey Bay. There is a small but interestinglight house turned surfing museum to visit and several miles of sidewalk to view the many beach coves. There is also a dog friendly beach to entertain mans best friend which is located just a short... More 

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Great place to go and see some great sites. Great for photos or relaxing with sea nearby. Happy I was able to visit

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Thank Dustin C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

West cliff drive is amazing to walk or bicycle (or even view via auto). The views of the ocean and cliffs are stunning. You can walk from Natural Bridges beach down to the Surf Museum, and down further to reach the boardwalk. Dog friendly. There are benches and spots to sit and soak in the view and watch for seals... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed making my way along here. Lots of places to stop off & take in the awesome views & watch the surfers. I was a bit short of time so was mostly car based but I enjoyed my time!!

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The West Cliff Drive is just beautiful. You can observe Pelicans, Sea Eagles and if you are lucky you can even see Whales. We've spent a lot of time walking down the drive and it's really fun to observe nature. There are also a lot of surfers that have fun along the coast.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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693 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are seeking a great place to walk, job, bike or drive this is an excellent choice. I walked part of this west cliff area followed by driving it at night. Both offer spectacular scenes to view. Excellent place to park and walk to clear your head after a long work day.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off here in the RV for a few hours and really enjoyed it. The water was full of surfers and the sidewalks full of people ambling along. Beautiful views as far as the eye can see with beautiful colours form the many flowers.The walking is easy but do take time stop and look as we saw several whales in... More 

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Ingersoll, Canada
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth the drive! Get out of the car when you can, and watch the surf, the surfers and the beauty of Santa Cruz!

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, Love the sunshine, The Fresh air, And watching the surfers, Plus all the very pretty girls.

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Thank madrywall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tidal pools .... discoveries...muscles, starfish, sand crabs ....beautiful views . Stay there all day. Besutuful

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