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Twin Lakes State Beach

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2875 E Cliff Dr, Parallel to East Cliff Drive and Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4717
+1 831-429-2850
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Pretty Beach with Lifeguards

This is a pleasant stretch of beach adjacent to East Cliff, big enough to accommodate lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
NeetsF
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Woking, United Kingdom
Under Construction

Twin Lakes is a smaller beach area, adjacent to the Santa Cruz Harbor. Currently, they are... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
1beachbrat
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Santa Cruz, California
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“oak area” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2875 E Cliff Dr, Parallel to East Cliff Drive and Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4717
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"the crow's nest"
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"santa cruz harbor"
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is a pleasant stretch of beach adjacent to East Cliff, big enough to accommodate lots of visitors on a sunny day. There appears to be a fair amount of surf for surfers, plus stretches where swimmers can safely swim between buoys. It's pretty clean,...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Twin Lakes is a smaller beach area, adjacent to the Santa Cruz Harbor. Currently, they are building a boardwalk and trying to improve parking. Not sure when it will re-open.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Local hangout on the beach not tending to be crowded or touristy. Just a good spot to hang out and chill out.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

On the east side of the Santa Cruz Harbor, this long sandy beach is relatively clean and busy with many families. For more quiet, walk past the cliff at the east side, until you are on the beach near the Live Oak area, far from...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Local favorite for people who live in that area, it could also be good if you do not have a car to drive to Rio Del Mar, which is a better actual beach. Twin Lakes is walking distance to the nearby yacht harbor, which has...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I live close by and when the tides and low and beach build up is right I have walked from Moran/26th Avenue beach to twin lakes. Mu dogs love it, too. If you have dogs go early.

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We did an overnighter on a Saturday; our hotel was less than two blocks from the beach. We walked the beach first thing in the morning and took a stroll to get some coffee. In the evening we watched the sun go down. It was...More

Thank pgordillo
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We went to Twin Lakes State Beach. Its a pretty park by the Paciic Ocean. In the evening, people were having camp fires. Everyone seems to have a good time here.

Thank mini33
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We like coming to this beach when we come to Santa Cruz because it is lively but not to crowded. There are volleyball games often. The harbor is right next to it and you can rent a kayak or SUP. The restaurants nearby just make...More

Thank mbaudrand
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We had been kind of crowded in Santa Cruz. At first it was ok because we were entertained by surfers and volleyball players but we wanted a spot to sit and relax and enjoy the waves. We finally found a very decent spot. Not much...More

Thank Daniel A
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Kim C
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Dogs must be on leash.
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