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Santa Cruz Main Beach

Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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Fun day

I love coming to this beach. It is less crowded on the weekdays. I the summer on Wed you can see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Turlock, California
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A day on the sand

This time of year the area is very busy with the boardwalk attractions . The beach area is a little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
john v
Santa Cruz, California
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This popular beach, with killer waves, is known as one of the top surfing spots in the world.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love coming to this beach. It is less crowded on the weekdays. I the summer on Wed you can see free movies on the beach and on Fridays see a free band.

Thank Tcard2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This time of year the area is very busy with the boardwalk attractions . The beach area is a little more kick back with both volleyball players and children enjoying the surf. The last couple of years with the addition of both local police and...More

Thank john v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to stop and see Santa Cruz on our way down the coast and was very disappointed. The beach was dirty with garbage everywhere and the town looked run down. They need to revamp the whole thing or shut it down! you can definitely skip...More

Thank beach_sunrise225
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great kind of quirky little beach town. Lots of nice little restaurants where you can sit outside and enjoy the view of the ocean and watch the people walking by and nice little beach shops around. The area overall is very pretty,...More

Thank cassyg99
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Heard and read go things about Santa Cruz but on getting there I've never been to such a dirty place!!!! Homeless and the great unwashed everywhere. Not pet friendly at all. Wasted our day travelling to this dump

1  Thank Jason P
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Always a favorite for volleyball, swimming or a visit to the boardwalk. Nice long beach to walk on and great in the summer or just as good and less crowded in the winter.

Thank John O
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This is a perfect location for families and friends. The beach is big and offers great entertainment with music and volleyball. You can go for a walk on the Wharf and enjoy the view of the Boardwalk, do some gift shopping, observe Seals and other...More

Thank Cherievani
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A nice big beach right in front of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Lots of people having fun in the sun. Grab a snack on the boardwalk or have a picnic. A great place to relax.

Thank Richard V
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Santa Cruz has a lovely beach. It was very crowded when we were there but not half as busy as it was on our last visit, for the July 4th celebrations back in 2007! Now that was busy!!! Anyway, it's a lively stretch of coast...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Love staying next to the main beach and boardwalk. Walk on the beach or sun. Go on to the boardwalk.We watched the many surfers from our motel. ( Sea and Sand) If you stay close to the beach you don't need to worry about parking....More

Thank clw492013
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I need to know where to rent a metal detectors to use on the beach in Santa Cruz, CA.
2 April 2015|
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