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Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Santa Cruz

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  • Located in the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse at Lighthouse Point on West Cliff Drive, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is a great place to learn about the history of the surf, specially in the States a...  more »
  • We stumbled across this museum. We were here to see the lighthouse and were happily greeted with a surf museum. Fitting and creative way to reuse the space. The info and artifacts were great. Not a su...  more »
  • Great pictures and information about the history of surfing in Santa Cruz. It is small and a bit cramped, but still a must-see if you are walking the West Cliff path.  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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