Santa Cruz Main Beach, Santa Cruz

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#3 of 8 in Beaches in Santa Cruz
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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  • My family had a great time. It would be perfection if the water were just a little warmer! Gorgeous there with great vibe!  more »
  • I’m always a little disappointed at this beach. It’s convenient because it’s right outside the boardwalk, but it’s always littered with cigarette butts and trash even though there are garbage cans eve...  more »
  • Nice shore to stroll. Chilly waters. Just love the fact that there's the Beach boardwalk. Not at all packed in winter, Boardwalk's rides are closed though during the weekdays.  more »
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