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West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

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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. West Cliff Drive is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Santa Cruz Edition.
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  • Took the family we so enjoyed ourselves this is a definite must so calm and relaxing beautiful view next time I want to take a picnic lunch it just sit there enjoy The View  more »
  • Do yourself a favor and take a leisurely drive, walk or bike along this beautiful stretch of ocean. You can stop at many points along the way, catch a sunset or just breathe in the clean ocean air. It...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful roads that I've ever seen along the coast especially the coast of the Pacific at Santa Cruz California  more »
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