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If you're visiting Santa Cruz, make time to take the West Cliff Drive

So many beautiful visits, snippets of beaches & serene places to just gaze at the ocean along West... read more

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Gloria L
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Washougal, Washington
Watch the surfers. Watch the dogs on the Dog Beach.

Love this relaxing 3 mile path for bikes or a walk. You see alittle bit of everything along the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Doug J
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Shingle Springs, California
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Reviewed yesterday

So many beautiful visits, snippets of beaches & serene places to just gaze at the ocean along West Cliff Drive. Used to call this area 'home' and still appreciate the amazing beauty & easy access this snippet of the coast provides. Wide sidewalks accommodate cyclists,...More

Thank Gloria L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Love this relaxing 3 mile path for bikes or a walk. You see alittle bit of everything along the way. Occasionally you will even see a whale!

Thank Doug J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live with in walking distance of W.C.D. Great place for a walk, a picnic, Surfing or Whale watching. Bike ride, rollerblading etc. Beautiful place. About four miles long, contains two of the best known surf spots in the area...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Spot for an evening walk , tide pools are fun to see. Also, the butterflies are just a walk away.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic interesting non demanding walk with great views the occasional bench to break up the journey

Thank Martin M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I drive here often just to chill, people-watch, park and eat lunch, stop to take pictures, go down to the shoreline or to walk along the upper pathway. Good view of the wharf, many boats and many surfers. The Surfing museum is here. There is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Santa Cruz you must take a walk or bike ride along West Cliff drive. The views are absolutely stunning. There are beaches to walk down to, cliff views, surfing and beautiful succulents with flowers everywhere that will make you want to live here...More

Thank Phil E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous coastline drive. Not long at all well worth it. Places to stop and park so you can walk(you will want to!!). Even if you don’t have time to stop and get out you definitely have to do the drive. It’s nature at its...More

Thank MargM59
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to take a walk or run and watch the sea life, surfers, flowers and amazing cliffs over the ocean! This was one of my favorite things to do in Santa Cruz.

Thank Catcollins
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a full afternoon exploring and enjoying the views. Sidewalk can get crowded. Cool place to explore nature and watch surfers.

Thank Natalie B
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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
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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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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
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