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Must see walk or bike ride.

Such a beautiful wide walkway to run, walk or biker idea on. A must if you are in Santa Cruz. You... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shingle Springs, California, United States
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We love to drive around towns to see the views and old houses. West Cliff Drive is the place to go... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful wide walkway to run, walk or biker idea on. A must if you are in Santa Cruz. You might see a whale or two!

Thank Douie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love to drive around towns to see the views and old houses. West Cliff Drive is the place to go in Santa Cruz. The ocean, surfers, light house, and beautiful houses are unbelievable. Drive slow or park and stroll down the street to take...More

Thank PapaDave555
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an enjoyable few hours strolling along from the Wharf to the lighthouse. The views across the bay are gorgeous and there are plenty of benches en route at which to stop and watch the world go by. The houses on the right lend...More

Thank Mistyb1302
Reviewed 1 week ago

Still a great walk! I recommend walking on a weekday, otherwise, nowadays, it is too crowed. Good walk in all seasons.

Thank AptosAmy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This drive is eye candy with spectacular views of the ocean and wildlife for the entire 15 minute drive. Lots of places to park and lots of benches to sit. Great place to walk, run or whatever!

Thank SAlfheim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the most beautiful shore in the country. A walking/running path runs a couple miles north and ends at Natural Bridges State Park. A beautiful walk.

Thank HotPocket505
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful ride and stop along the coast!Love this place,the view was just gorgeous.For a day in september was very warm actually.The waves were calm and water was cold.

Thank EmiliaGlavan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love walking along West Cliff drive with its gorgeous views of the Monterey bay and rugged coastline! It's a great place to view birds like the brown pelican as well as whales migrating up and down the coast! One thing you...More

Thank Bhavani P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pack a picnic and drive West Cliff. You may park in the spaces available and walk or ride your bike. You can head to Natural Bridges and enjoy the beach.

Thank FullTiltTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a beautiful road. One the one side are some very nice homes, on the other a wonderful coastline. Natural Bridges State Park is one great park as is Lighthouse Field State Beach. This is a great walk. I like to park at the wharf...More

1  Thank Richard P
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27 March 2017|
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Response from Rubythief | Reviewed this property |
Current e-bikes at 131 front has electric bikes and pacific ave cycles at 320 pacific has regular bikes for rent. Current is about 3 blocks from the wharf and pacific is about 6 blocks from the wharf at the start of the... More
11 July 2016|
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Response from dan g | Reviewed this property |
Nothing I can add that has not been already said. Agree with all other recommendations about Henry Cowell.
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1 May 2016|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
I live downtown and walk it everyday. From the Seaway, it is 1/2 a mile to Steamers ( Surfer Museum light house looking thing). From there it is another mile , or less, to Natural Bridges. The walk is so beautiful you will... More