Here Are Some of the Best Beaches in Santa Cruz, CA

September 5th, 2018 by
Sandy beach along oceanfront on a clear day

 

Santa Cruz is home to many beautiful beaches and ocean views, making it the perfect place for surfing, beach volleyball, and spending time with family and friends. Read on to learn more about three of the best beaches in Santa Cruz.

Seabright Beach

Seabright State Beach, at a ½ mile long, is one of the smaller beaches in Santa Cruz, but it’s beautiful nonetheless. The beach is located between the Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Harbor, making it easy for you to enjoy fun activities and attractions, like the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, before or after you hit the waves.

Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

This beach is a popular place to play beach volleyball and is located near many great restaurants and shops. Have a nice meal and/or refreshing drink at Crow’s Nest Restaurant, and enjoy the view while taking a break from the water at Santa Cruz Harbor Beach.

Twin Lakes Beach

Twin Lakes Beach also makes the list for being one of the best beaches near Santa Cruz. Here, you can enjoy bonfires and beautiful ocean views. This beach is located south of Santa Cruz Harbor and is a popular swimming location, as the beach offers a mile-long shoreline. Along with swimming, you can partake in hiking at Schwan’s Lake, located right next to Twin Lakes Beach.

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