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Address: Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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enormous waves crashing on the rocks, crashing into each other and just plain great to watch. a long walkway along the cliffs would be very mesmerizing and relaxing at the same... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 March 2016
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Ivanhoe, California
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Ivanhoe, California
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

enormous waves crashing on the rocks, crashing into each other and just plain great to watch. a long walkway along the cliffs would be very mesmerizing and relaxing at the same time. parking on this weekday was plenty but on the weekends it could be a little more challenging

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Portland, Oregon
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

sweet place, friendly neighbourhood and easy to walk or drive with sweeping views, plenty of pull outs and chances to enjoy the views

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The entire family had an awesome time surfing steamer lane, the weather was perfect and everyone had a great time surfing. Beautiful walk along the cliffs for all to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

It doesn't get any better than the view from West Cliff. Great 3 mile walk one way in which you can see the Pacific Ocean in all her glory. Wave watching is amazing at Steamers Lane. Don't forget to visit the Surfing Museum for some great SC surf info.

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Soquel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to run, walk, bike, take your dog. There is a bit of traffic but it is manageable. Park on Bay avenue and walk there. Free parking within a short distance.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

A scenic view of the ocean with big surfer's dream waves and panoramic view of Santa Cruz beach and boardwalk

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Ample parking in adjacent streets. Can be windy. Stay off the cliffs. Easy walking. Flat surfaces. Never crowded if on southern portion. Eat at Kelley's Bakery nearby. A good excuse to get away from more touristic area of SC.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Now that I require back surgery and walk with a cane, it is important to share that, even if you are in a wheel chair, this is a perfect place to visit. While it is 2.5 miles from the Dream Inn start to the end at Natural Bridges, you can do as little as 100 meters. There is parking all... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

I love west cliff drive. It is a beautiful place to walk, run, stroll, sit, or just drive. The scenery is breathtaking and the views can always lift my spirits!

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Castro Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

I love Santa Cruz and the area. We enjoy seeing the ocean and walking on the beach. The locals are very nice and welcoming. I plan on returning frequently.

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