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Sunset State Beach, Watsonville

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Sunset State Beach is a beach approximately 1.5 miles (2.5 km) long, near Watsonville, California in Santa Cruz County. It is operated by the California Department of Parks and Recreation.It is surrounded by large agricultural fields west of the city of Watsonville. North of Sunset Beach is Manresa State Beach.
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  • Had a great time with students when we collaborated with grad students at Cal State University, Santa Cruz as we collected sand crabs and identified the males and females for population counts. Great ...  more »
  • I was just there this afternoon. It is a frequent destination for our bicycle club. It is among our favorite destinations. We have lunch in a very small overlook area with huge view of the Monterrey B...  more »
  • Uncrowded, lovely beach right at the apex of Monterey Bay. Lots of Sea Birds, the Whimbrels are charming. Sand Dollars everywhere. Gorgeous sunsets too.  more »