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Cowell's Beach, Santa Cruz

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#6 of 7 in Beaches in Santa Cruz
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  • This was my least favorite beach in Santa Cruz. It wasn’t very clean or there must have been some kind of activity. We were there 10 minutes, there were more surfers and that was the end of that. Don’...  more »
  • Lotsa tourists and non surfing locals on the sand. Further out, I see Cowells as access to a very mellow wave for learning to surf. Hire a board, go to school and after your vacation you can say you s...  more »
  • A perfect beach in Santa Cruz, surfers, sand dollars, sea shells, sand castles, rocky cliffs and views to the western ocean...  more »

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Where to stay in Santa Cruz

Most of the accommodations in Santa Cruz occupy a place near the beach and boardwalk. Inns and bed and breakfasts make up most of the selection here, but you'll also find a few motels and hotels sprinkled in. You might consider staying in one of the inns or bed and breakfasts located inside some of the Victorian houses downtown, which lies just to the north. A number of budget motels line both San Lorenzo Boulevard, which is just across Carbonara Creek from the main tourist area by the beach, and Ocean Street a little farther north.
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