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Santa Cruz Harbor Beach, Santa Cruz

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#3 of 7 in Beaches in Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz Harbor Beach is located in Santa Cruz. To visit Santa Cruz Harbor Beach on your trip to Santa Cruz, use our Santa Cruz holiday planner.
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  • There were many people out and playing volleyball. The beach is ok but not one of our favorites along the coast. Wanted to check it out and had great time watching people play volleyball. Later, we di...  more »
  • This is a beautiful little beach but the large amounts of seaweed piles make it almost unbearable. We are beach people so we have no problem with some here and there but this was overkill. We were abl...  more »
  • Great views and a nice beach. Spent July 4th here and had a really good time. Water was too cold for me to enjoy, but a lot of other people were swimming.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice place to walk around. Watch boats coming in and out, padleboarders. Few small shops and restaurants have food, snacks, coffee and gifts.
  • Website is outdated. Water taxi stopped on labor day.
  • Gorgeous
  • 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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