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Glorious day for a walk with awesome waves!

Was there in time to participate in Santa Cruz's Open Street day, so no traffic just bikers and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sharon C
Woburn, Massachusetts
Incredible views

This is just the loveliest walk/run along the front with a really wide shared use pavement and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was there in time to participate in Santa Cruz's Open Street day, so no traffic just bikers and walker out to enjoy the day and music

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is just the loveliest walk/run along the front with a really wide shared use pavement and staggering Pacific views everywhere you look. It feels like everyone you pass is smiling because they are just so happy to be in such good place whether they...More

Thank fuzzypeg2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is what we expected in terms of the look of California...tall palm trees, picturesque beach fronts, sunset, surfers, seals, wharf, people, beachside Trail! This is the place to see when in Santa Cruz! Perhaps a little stinky and unrefined in places (seal poop versus...More

Thank mjlock81james
Reviewed 6 days ago

The place to take your dog and yourself for a walk. Plenty of good views and eclectic santa cruzans to see here.

Thank mel l
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Santa Cruz then you need to cruise west cliff drive in Santa Cruz. Amazing views and cool houses to look view. Stop at the lighthouse and grab some selfies as this is a great photo spot.

Thank Kelsdog
Reviewed 1 week ago

stay away from mission street, use the cliff drive beautiful..you'll see surfers, otter, sea lions, stop and see the monarchs at the state beach

Thank letherbuck
Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful and relaxing! Wish the sunset was better but that is out of human control. We enjoyed driving this drive and watching the waves and people.

Thank 770theresad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great plajce to take a leisurely drive or hop out and walk along the cliffs. Stop a the lighthouse to watch the surfers. Be sure it's a sunny day. Nice restroom across the street. Look back to see the Boardwalk and really nice homes.

Thank krbPalmDesert_CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved walking along the West Cliff drive! There's a lot of benches along the walking path, to stop and contemplate the gorgeous views it offers!

Thank Evelyne A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I run regularly along West Cliff and highly recommend driving, running or walking any portion of this very scenic route between Natural Bridges State Park and the Wharf. Great views of the bay often with views all the way to Monterey. Surfers are almost always...More

Thank Virtio
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26 March 2017|
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Response from Rubythief | Reviewed this property |
Current e-bikes at 131 front has electric bikes and pacific ave cycles at 320 pacific has regular bikes for rent. Current is about 3 blocks from the wharf and pacific is about 6 blocks from the wharf at the start of the... More
11 July 2016|
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Response from dan g | Reviewed this property |
Nothing I can add that has not been already said. Agree with all other recommendations about Henry Cowell.
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30 April 2016|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
I live downtown and walk it everyday. From the Seaway, it is 1/2 a mile to Steamers ( Surfer Museum light house looking thing). From there it is another mile , or less, to Natural Bridges. The walk is so beautiful you will... More