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Great drive with phenomenal views. Stopped at serval look out points and saw surfers, otters and just beautiful coastline. A bit windy, so a light jacket it good to have with you!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Great drive with phenomenal views. Stopped at serval look out points and saw surfers, otters and just beautiful coastline. A bit windy, so a light jacket it good to have with you!

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

West Cliff Drive is one of the all-time best walks in California. It's not the forest, or a deserted mountain climb, but the ocean views and surrounding scenery is hard to beat. It's pretty level with just a few manageable hills so it's really for everyone - old and young. Starting at the Boardwalk you will encounter the hardest hill... More 

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

There is no better place to take a walk on the ocean front to enjoy the people, the waves, surfers and homes.

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Enjoyed riding along the coast. Drove from Natural Bridges to the boardwalk. Gorgeous homes along the way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The Beautiful Santa Cruz Coast. If you are visiting, like to walk, love the ocean, and/or do not mind crowds, I highly recommend West Cliff Drive.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This lovely stretch of coastline is beautiful! Yes you can drive it but to walk it is my favorite! The sidewalk has ample room for walkers, joggers, strollers with plenty of benches along the route to sit and take in the sites! And there is always something to see! Surfers, seals, birds, boats, the list just goes on and on.... More 

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a beautiful drive/walk. This is probably as close as you can get to the coast via driving or flat walking paths. It is handicap friendly with wide , flat paved walkways. It can get crowded on the weekends.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a beautiful walk that is right up against the coast. The surf was definitely up wen we were there, and it was a lot of fun to watch the surfers. No doubt, the walk is beautiful, and the smell of the ocean is in the air. There were lots of folks out and about, so if you enjoy... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A walk along West Cliff Drive is well worth the time whether you do the entire walk or a portion of it. It is very busy in the summer but the sound of the surf and view of surfers as well as the general ambiance is well worth it. Great place to exercise. Mind the bikes and the doggies but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

You can see the sea lions on a rock (bring your own binoculars or some change for the telescopes at the lighthouse). I suggest starting from the Natural Bridges area and going south towards the boardwalk so you are on the sea side of the road. Tons of surfers to watch. On weekends parking may be a hassle but worth... More 

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