Santa Cruz Harbor Beach, Santa Cruz

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  • September 20, 2017
    The beach was very nice, not much was going on, there was enough room for all. It was clean and the waves were high.
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  • September 18, 2017
    We have walked out on this beach but prefer the other side by Waltons Lighthouse. You can walk more freely. The Harbor Beach is fun to sit and people watch. Volley Ball players, sailing and more creat...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    i used to spend a lot of time there sailing and its right next to the crow's best and several other places- this is a very popular place and has a lot of culture- there is live music on the weekends- ...  more »
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  • March 12, 2017
    Extremely nice harbor. It's well in use through out the day. There's tons to see if you walk through it. There are usually harbor seals.
  • November 7, 2016
    Nice place to walk around. Watch boats coming in and out, padleboarders. Few small shops and restaurants have food, snacks, coffee and gifts.
  • September 25, 2016
    Website is outdated. Water taxi stopped on labor day.
  • June 29, 2017
    Gorgeous
  • March 31, 2016
    Awesome location! Worth the wait!

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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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