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West Cliff Drive

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Great place to decompress and have a long walk either alone or with friends. Benches are available... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Soquel, California
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Whale watching, fishing, surfing, fine restaurants, Boardwalk, all great activities to enjoy while... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to decompress and have a long walk either alone or with friends. Benches are available at beautiful lookouts. Summers can be quite busy, but it’s great for people and dog watching.

Thank travellinglgb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whale watching, fishing, surfing, fine restaurants, Boardwalk, all great activities to enjoy while staying here.

Thank ILA L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning drive, don't miss it if you like scenery etc, lots of stops to take photos so don't forget your camera

Thank MartinaD95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a resident of Santa Cruz west Cliff drive is one of my favorite place for Sunset or Sunrise. It’s an amazing bike, walk or world class surf spot. At one end you have a beautiful beach, at the other the beautiful Boardwalk and Pier....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent walk along the ocean. Fun watching surfers. Beautiful homes to see. Stop for a great snack along the way. Not to be missed if visiting.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice drive, very scenic and looks beautiful especially at sunset. There is a nice walking path too, and there are several places where you can park your car.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are staying near the beach/pier/boardwalk, take a drive out West Cliff Drive. There is a great walking/biking path and the scenery is everything that is classic about the Northern California coast. There are plenty of places where you can park your car and...More

2  Thank Jay M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We cycled along the drive and it was fabulous, taking lots of pics of the rugged coastline.The Surfing Museum was a highlight.

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful sunny day, a little cool but we did not mind. Several places to pull over and sight see. Excellent photo opportunities.

Thank Getaway742306
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This drive, as I took it, incorporates three features. First is the lighthouse. It wasn't open when we were there, but it was a nice, little lighthouse in a nice setting. The second feature, right near the lighthouse, was an area of tall waves with...More

Thank Phil N
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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
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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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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