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Santa Cruz Main Beach

Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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Awesome Place to visit

This is one place I really had a good time with my family. The beach was awesome the Boardwalk was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ronny E
South Houston, Texas
Crowded n crazy

This place is super crowded and has people of all ages enjoying the sun, beach ,playing games... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nithu J
Kerala, India
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This popular beach, with killer waves, is known as one of the top surfing spots in the world.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one place I really had a good time with my family. The beach was awesome the Boardwalk was fun good rides good food and lots of fun.

Thank Ronny E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is super crowded and has people of all ages enjoying the sun, beach ,playing games having their own gud time!! It's more like a fun beach than a romantic beach!! Lot of Yachts, boats etc are ther... That was indeed a good experience...More

Thank Nithu J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very busy, tacky, touristy beach which for me had no appeal what so ever to spend a day on it doing beach activities. We'd traveled the entire length of the west coast America over a 28 day road trip and for me...More

Thank 24sportstv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This touristic beach has many of the elements that a tourist family might love. There are public restrooms and showers. There are public volley ball courts. There is a historic amusement boardwalk. There are a few life guards. Music boom boxes are under control/seem non...More

Thank MichaelH6811GY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It tends to be overcast until about noon, but quickly burns off. It's also usually breezy; the beach itself is usually pretty cold in June, but the people watching, volleyball, rides, wharf, and restaurants all make this beach a great experience!

Thank B3achL0v3R86
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 30 May 2017

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 23 May 2017

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 22 May 2017 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
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18 July 2017|
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Response from john v | Reviewed this property |
I live right above the boardwalk and usually take a blanket down in the morning and set up on the sand right outside of the limit ropes as do many locals or you can wait until 4:30 and go into the concert area to set up... More
2 April 2015|
Response from Exigeken | Reviewed this property |
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