Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Santa Cruz

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  • This is a small museum which was a lighthouse - that has great memorabilia of the history of surfing - from the introduction of surfing from Hawaii to California - many original surfboards and great p...  more »
  • Surfing museum was nice as was the working lighthouse but the views were incredible. We were able to find sea otters, sea lions, pelicans and lots of surfers. Great picture spot.  more »
  • My family all surfs so this is a really cool spot to check out. A must see when you are in Santa Cruz.  more »
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  • I have been there, but not since 1979, 1976. First time was with my friend in his 1968 Olds Cutlass, they must have gotten over their thing against big block engines in mid sized cars because his had a 455 in it! We continued on to Roseburg, OR. I will finish this later.
  • Cute, little museum located right above a great surf spot (Steamers Lane) and by a wonderful seaside walking path/sidewalk.
  • Well the museum is a very small the history behind surfing is so important and this is where it all started it just takes you and lets you really appreciate the nature of the sport
  • It was okay. Cool things to learn about and everything, but the building is small and not much in there.
  • An interesting history of surfing located within the lighthouse makes this quaint little museum well worth visiting.

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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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