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Pleasure Point Beach

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Address: East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
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A popular Santa Cruz surf spot.

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Great walking along scenic beach below

Watch surfers, bikinis, dogs being walked, kids pushed in strollers, Up about 30 ft from the ocean. Separate path for bikers vs pedestrians.

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Floyd, Virginia
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Floyd, Virginia
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Watch surfers, bikinis, dogs being walked, kids pushed in strollers, Up about 30 ft from the ocean. Separate path for bikers vs pedestrians.

Thank RocketFloyd
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very nice beach, especially if you want to work out first at Pleasure Point Pilates and take a mat class there. The only problem with the beach is, it's always run with dogs off the leash. So, beware if you don't care for dogs on the loose.

Thank yobbb
Raymore, Missouri
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Pleasure Point is beautiful at any time of day, but at sunrise, it provides a perfect place to view the sunrise. It was worth getting up!

Thank Kona W
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I've surfed that beach for 30 yers- I hope to win the longboard contest next fall. it is just beautiful. located where Alfred Hitchcock filmed the Birds. the entire east and west cliff drive is spectacular and I tery to see every sunrise and sunset when I am in town. I have a wealth of knowledge and photographs of this... More 

1 Thank Will S
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130 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here when visiting family. They live in nearby Soquel. This is an awesome little town square! It's a classic surf town where everything is bright and energetic, and you feel like you could stay there forever. There are great walking and biking paths, cute little shops, and gorgeous vistas of the Pacific and the coastline.... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great spot to walk, watch surfers, a real neighborhood. Cool breeze off the bay perfect place to unwind

Thank catc0x
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The beach is the greatest. You can swim or just watch to marine life. I have played with otters and also have seen dolphins and other sea life. The Pleasure Point area also has a mall and numerous restaurants.

1 Thank Jeff L
Los Angeles, California
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222 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I love this part of SC. It's fun to watch the surfers, and when the Golden Poppies are in bloom, the views are especially sublime. You can walk here from Capitola. It's easy and worth the time.

Thank Balkans_Phile
Monterey, California
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

This is locals only spot. If you're not local, stay clear of their waves. Only complaint is that locals are mean to travelers who decide to rent a board and suit up the street. As soon as they recognize you're not form around SC...they cut you off. My friend visits with her two daughters who are terrific young surfers and... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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355 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

If you want to say you've been to a typical California surfing beach, this is the place. It's a great place to watch the surfers, sip coffee and take photos, It's also a wonderful spot to take a walk anytime of the day. Bring your camera. Watch the sun rise and set. Take your dog along. It's beautiful and romantic.... More 

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