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Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz, CA
+1 831-420-6289
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Hidden wonder

Surfing museum was nice as was the working lighthouse but the views were incredible. We were able... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maiya L
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Stockton, California
A must see!

My family all surfs so this is a really cool spot to check out. A must see when you are in Santa... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
April V
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Fair Oaks
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For more than a hundred years, Santa Cruz has been a hot spot for hard-core surfers. This museum tells their stories through photographs, surfboards and other related items.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“steamer lane” (14 reviews)
“surf city” (7 reviews)
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West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz, CA
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+1 831-420-6289
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Maiya L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family all surfs so this is a really cool spot to check out. A must see when you are in Santa Cruz.

Thank April V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I LOVE Santa Cruz and this is a must stop for us everytime. My girls love to see this place and take cool pictures out front.

Thank melissacU1575SS
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

But was unfortunately closed so we didn't see the museum. Beautiful building right by the water. Check the operation hours if interested in seeing the museum.

Thank HotPocket505
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Heaps of information and history on local surfing, with lots of cool photos from the last 70 years. A quick stop, but well worth it for surf fans.

Thank unicyclistjoe
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you are going to do the Santa Cruz West Cliff Drive plan to check this sweet museum out. Expect parking to be an issue on the weekends.

Thank FullTiltTraveler
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Awesome place of history, its worth looking for a parking spot to see it. Hang out and watch the surfers at Steamers

Thank Family0007
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Friendly staff member who was willing to answer questions that we had. The visit went great. We even bought a few little things while in the shop. It was great to learn the history, too!

Thank jamie c
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We stopped into the surfing museum while walking along the cliff road and enjoying the gorgeous scenery in Santa Cruz. The displays are somewhat faded, but it did provide some interesting old pictures of the early days of surfing on the California coast.

Thank susieqRockville_MD
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great stop for tourists to learn a surfing history of this town. It's very small but charming full of old pictures and artifacts. I'd bring kids to teach them about sea world and local surfing history.

Thank L0ve2travle
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