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Santa Cruz Main Beach

Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5413
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Clean! Lots of activities! Family friendly!

Very clean beach! Kids took frisbee and enjoyed the evening. Lots of volleyball nets, so take a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
schmidtmomto6
this beach is right in front of the boardwalk and is usually a safe place to go to

I walk on this beach and look for things- not finding a lot recently- there has not been rain so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Will S
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This popular beach, with killer waves, is known as one of the top surfing spots in the world.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5413
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very clean beach! Kids took frisbee and enjoyed the evening. Lots of volleyball nets, so take a ball! Fun to watch the surfers!

Thank schmidtmomto6
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I walk on this beach and look for things- not finding a lot recently- there has not been rain so thereis a red tide- the water is not safe to swim in but theres a beach and volleyball etc.. people cook out here and have...More

Thank Will S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to Santa Cruz on a warm summer day. We went to the Boardwalk and the Main Beach. Lots of people were there having fun in the summer sun.

Thank mini33
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A good beach with a lot of space and things to do including volleyball. Parking is reasonable opposite the boardwalk. Toilets and shows are all good.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sand, Sun & Surf you can't go wrong fun fun fun Oh and the Boardwalk is an amazing amusement part. Good rides including the Big Dipper

Thank makeitso4u
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been one of my favorite cities we have been to while on vacation. We stayed in an ocean front room and it was so relaxing at night listening to the waves crashing, the ocean life and feeling the ocean breeze coming through our...More

Thank Diona H
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Sunshine, volleyball, frisbee, palm trees and sandy toes! That's how you know you have made it to California! A great beach to take a swim, play some games, bring your friends or family and just relax.

Thank Tyler H
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Whilst the beach itself is ok and there are activities on the beach such as sports like volleyball the end of the beach near the pier really stinks... whether it is the seaweed or something else I am not sure but it isn't pleasant. The...More

Thank travellerm68
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We were there in April and needless to say the beach wasn't crowded. We enjoyed walking on the sandy beach and watching the ocean and the "volleyball players". The beach is expansive and has a nice boardwalk. There is not much going on at the...More

Thank beachbabes512
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Surprisingly you can usually find a place to park. We love to walk here. The weekends can be crowded, there are restrooms available and it’s super fun to watch the surfers.

Thank lmyers21
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Response from JohnInItaly | Reviewed this property |
Weekdays are easier for traffic.Although the traditional memorial day Aptos music festival has died, check local venues on line, if you like live music. Spend the daylight hours outside. Downtown Santa Cruz is not good past... More
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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
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