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Time to surf

Its a beautiful walk or bike ride after a surf at Steamer Lane for those who know the scene. If... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
San Diego, California
Must-See Scenic Walk or Drive

This is a gorgeous walk or drive along classic California coastal cliffs. You'll get to see... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Its a beautiful walk or bike ride after a surf at Steamer Lane for those who know the scene. If not, act like a visitor and don't be pushy.

Thank Mswtucker
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a gorgeous walk or drive along classic California coastal cliffs. You'll get to see surfers, a blowhole (if the waves are big enough), and if you're lucky some dolphins or seals. The pathway is flat and well-paved, suitable for walking, running, biking, stroller...More

Thank bigeatstinyme
Reviewed 1 January 2017

West Cliff Drive is a place I never get tired of, even when i lived near Santa Cruz. It's as beautiful as it gets for a town on the ocean (Monterey Bay). It's a relaxing place to take a car picnic, walk, ride bikes, jog,...More

Thank poprocks
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Enjoy the views of the Pacific ocean and neat ocean front houses. Stop to take a few pictures. Great way out of town if you're heading north.

Thank RobN385
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Start your visit at the Natural Bridges State Beach and head east on West Cliff Drive along the coastline. Pretty homes, lots of joggers, dog walkers, and baby strollers on the sidewalk. End just past the wharf and park to see the famous boardwalk.

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love watching surfers here, great sunsets, great dog friendly beach! Love to drive or stroll here...

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This was a beautiful drive along the Santa Cruz coastline. It is a favorite place for locals and tourists to hit the seaside walking path. You will find plenty of places to park. In December, we needed to bundle-up as the air was crisp, even...More

Thank Shellz534
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

In all fairness we ended up here on a hunt for beautiful Christmas lights. We saw many gorgeous homes overlooking the ocean. During the day it is an inspiring place for a walk.

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a wonderful place to go on a sunny day. It winds from the Boardwalk all the way to Natural Bridges Park. It is a easy ride with no large hills (Except at the very beginning, near the pier, there is one hill that...More

Thank CPax99
Reviewed 18 December 2016

One of the best Drives on the West coast , make to stop and enjoy the secret hidden beaches, nobody was there when we got there, warm up by the fire Etc, great experience

Thank leopardhunterNy
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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