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Amazing Views!

This drive is absolutely breathtaking! Everything you've heard about highway 1 is true. Don't miss out on these absolutely beautiful views! So worth it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 June 2016
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This drive is absolutely breathtaking! Everything you've heard about highway 1 is true. Don't miss out on these absolutely beautiful views! So worth it.

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

The views from here towards the SC Boardwalk is outstanding where you could only enjoy it by parking your car and taking a walk. Bring a sweater or jacket as it can get quite windy and chilly in the later part of the day.

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South San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The view is beautiful. We did find it over crowded with adult bicycle riders using the path and not the bicycle lane, made it difficult to walk with the kids and 2 dogs. Good for a single walker. Can't beat the views fun watching the surfers and you can hear the seals at the wharf.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Great walk and drive, with views of Santa Cruz, cliffs, waves, surfers & hopefully, sea life. There are many benches along the way, & places to park your car.

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Santa Cruz, California
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Let me be clear. Don't think of it as a drive. Park your car. Get out and walk. It's beautiful, healthy, and it nourishes the soul. Experience the many other people walking, riding, and running. Watch the surfers, young and old, then check out the monuments and the Surfing Museum above Streamer Lane. What other city honors its surfing heritage?... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This is beautiful drive/hike/bike ride/jog/dog walking path...etc. you get the idea. Whatever your pleasure, don't miss this. Most beautiful views of the north end of Monterey Bay. Take time to appreciate it all. Watch surfers at Steamer Lane (by the light house, which is also th Surfing Museum). And during Monarch migration, check out the Butterfly Sanctuary by Natural Bridges.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

We walked this. It offers nice views of Santa Cruz where you can see the surfers and sea lions in the kelp. It can get a bit chilly with the sea breeze so a hoodie or jacket handy might be an idea. There is a surfing museum at the end of the point which is worth a look and is... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for walks. Everyone loves west cliff dr. Walkers, bikers, dog walkers all love it there.

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San Jose, California
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134 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Very picturesque walk along the cliffs. Great to walk the dog and think about how lucky you are to enjoy the experience. Just walk out for folks on bikes.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

A wonderful drive, walk or bike ride along the most popular Santa Cruz stretch. Beautiful cliffs, houses and fun when watching the surfers. Don't forget to throw a light jacket in the car in case the wind kicks up, since it can be a bit chilly, even on warm days.

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