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Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz

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Marina · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • This is a picturesque harbor for small boats. At the entrance to the harbor is the scenic Walton Lighhouse located on the west side. As a tourist destination, it also has several restaurants facing....  more
    This is a picturesque harbor for small boats. At the entrance to the harbor is the scenic Walton Lighhouse located on the west side. As a tourist destination, it also has several restaurants facing....  more »
  • We went to Santa Cruz Harbor. This is a fun place to go by the Pacific Ocean. Many were out going to their boats on this warm spring day in May. We tried to order food for take out - but alas... 
    We went to Santa Cruz Harbor. This is a fun place to go by the Pacific Ocean. Many were out going to their boats on this warm spring day in May. We tried to order food for take out - but alas...  more »
  • We often visit Santa Cruz Harbor. This time we had lunch at the Crow's Nest. They have a parking lot (for a small fee) by the restaurant. There are many small craft in Santa Cruz Harbor. There are.....  more
    We often visit Santa Cruz Harbor. This time we had lunch at the Crow's Nest. They have a parking lot (for a small fee) by the restaurant. There are many small craft in Santa Cruz Harbor. There are.....  more »
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  • Very nice place to surf fish either from the rocks or shore, restrooms and showers here and a nice restaurant Crows Nest if you don't wanna eat inside they have a snack shack on the side. Nice lil family beach the residents are very nice.
  • Santa Cruz Harbor is all time positive energy, great to walk around lighthouse and beach, watch different aerobic activities, eating at good restaurants for lunch and dinner and coffee in the morning etc etc.
  • I live a quarter mile from the harbor and I have walked it daily for 30 years. I never tire of this walk because it’s ever changing. It’s always peaceful and interesting for watching all the wildlife, boats and people. It’s best to park at the lower harbor and you can walk either the lighthouse and jetty side to the Seabright beach or you can walk the Crows Nest side with a gift shop, deli, boat launch, and restaurants. On weekends there is a water taxi that takes people around to different locations on both sides and you ride for free. Easy to spend a whole day exploring the harbor and the area’s around the harbor too.
  • Love the harbor! Great to walk around and enjoy the boats, lighthouse and beach. Good restaurants, coffee house and market with gifts and food as well.
  • Very nice boat launch. Has great boat wash station with a change machine for quarters. Only downside I noticed to this place is that the store at the dock is not at all for any fishing supplies and tackle. Make sure if you're launching to fish you come prepared. Otherwise this is my favorite harbor yet!

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