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West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

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Scenic Walking Area
West Cliff Drive features wide ocean views and sandy beaches, natural rock bridges, dramatic cliffs, a small light house, and bicycle and pedestrian paths. Teeming with wild birds and marine life--which sometimes include whales, dolphins, and sea lions--the area provides a plethora of photography opportunities. Have a coffee and a doughnut at one of the numerous cafes along the way, visit popular surfing spots, or explore the colorful tide pools. You may even stop for a picnic at the beach or in one of the parks. The path is approximately 5 km (3 mi) long, and fairly flat. For West Cliff Drive and beyond, use our Santa Cruz vacation generator to get the most from your Santa Cruz vacation.
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  • Nice calming stroll along west cliff drive offers views of the monterey bay and the boardwalk. Flat and paved, its perfect for runners, bikers, strollers, wheelchairs - people of all mobilities!  more »
  • You can walk, ride your bicycle, jog or meander in your vehicle for spectacular views. It's a wonderful place and sometimes you can even see whales!  more »
  • Well done! Great views! Well worth the time if u are in the area. Stop by the surf museum as they have a good look out area.  more »