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Santa Cruz Main Beach, Santa Cruz

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Spend your Santa Cruz vacation basking in the sun or riding waves at Santa Cruz Main Beach, one of the world's top surfing destinations. This typical California beach attracts visitors from around the globe with its massive waves, making it an ideal spot for surfing and other water sports. If surfing isn't your thing, you can still enjoy sandy strolls along the shore, a game of beach volleyball, or picnicking in the sun. In the summer, when the waves are most popular, lifeguards remain on duty to make sure beachgoers are safe and sound. Plan your Santa Cruz Main Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Santa Cruz using our Santa Cruz online trip itinerary maker.
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  • Santa Cruz Main Beach is one of the important tourist attraction place. Behind the beach amusement park boardwalk and other things are there. Enjoyed the beach and an excellent view. It attracts... 
    Santa Cruz Main Beach is one of the important tourist attraction place. Behind the beach amusement park boardwalk and other things are there. Enjoyed the beach and an excellent view. It attracts...  more »
  • This beach is clean and pleasant and a fun place to be. It is busy and has a nice boardwalk. It may suffer a tiny bit in terms of comparison to other California beaches. 
    This beach is clean and pleasant and a fun place to be. It is busy and has a nice boardwalk. It may suffer a tiny bit in terms of comparison to other California beaches.  more »
  • Absolutely disgusting! Garbage EVERYWHERE! Sad its allowed to be so gross. Food wrappers, broken umbrellas, plastic toys abandoned, tweekers, alcohol containers. Just trashed. Smells like a dumpster.....  more
    Absolutely disgusting! Garbage EVERYWHERE! Sad its allowed to be so gross. Food wrappers, broken umbrellas, plastic toys abandoned, tweekers, alcohol containers. Just trashed. Smells like a dumpster.....  more »
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  • I loved but it’s very crowded
  • Pretty rad place NGL. Sharks are pretty scary tho....
  • I visited this beach with my son and family, it is very very beautiful place.
  • You will want to live here. Absolutely beautiful paradise and very relaxed atmosphere.
  • One of my favourite places in the U.S

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