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Santa Cruz Harbor Beach, Santa Cruz

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • This beach, located at 5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., is actually called Twin Lakes State Beach. There are many signs for "Twin Lakes State Beach" posted on the beach alongside East Cliff Dr. The... 
    This beach, located at 5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., is actually called Twin Lakes State Beach. There are many signs for "Twin Lakes State Beach" posted on the beach alongside East Cliff Dr. The...  more »
  • Area around the lighthouse is very nice and clean. We were there at low tide, so we could walk up to the lighthouse without getting drenched by breaking waves. Very cool! 
    Area around the lighthouse is very nice and clean. We were there at low tide, so we could walk up to the lighthouse without getting drenched by breaking waves. Very cool!  more »
  • We went to Santa Cruz Harbor Beach on a gorgeous sunny December day. Its a nice place to walk and see the views. We also had lunch at the Crow's Nest 
    We went to Santa Cruz Harbor Beach on a gorgeous sunny December day. Its a nice place to walk and see the views. We also had lunch at the Crow's Nest  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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