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West Cliff Drive

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Fantastic View.

Rather or not you are a local or a tourist, West Cliff Drive is a fantastic place to watch the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Santa Cruz, California
Its a drive yes, but even a better walk

West Cliff offers some of the best activities in Santa Cruz. 3 Miles of beach walking (dogs welcome... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Thomas H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Rather or not you are a local or a tourist, West Cliff Drive is a fantastic place to watch the surfers, stop by the surf museum or go for a stroll or a bike ride. When the surf is big, its makes for an excellent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bigwaves4fun
Reviewed 5 days ago

West Cliff offers some of the best activities in Santa Cruz. 3 Miles of beach walking (dogs welcome at some), surfing, biking, hiking Butterfly and grand sea life views

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My sons from back east planned a visit to celebrate family birthdays. My granddaughters love where their Mimi lives and are always up for anything. Had a great morning walk the entire West Cliff Drive.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Janis N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove this and walked it on a sometimes rainy afternoon. We really enjoyed watching the Surfers we also walked out to the end of The Wharf and enjoyed birds and the seals

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank drillerboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every trip to Santa Cruz we do this!! From the wharf you just head up the hill to West Cliff Drive. We always drive to the end—Natural Bridges State Park. It’s fun to drive along the road where every home has an ocean view—and so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gayle P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not a long drive, maybe a couple of miles long, but it's beautiful, right from near Cowells beach to the end near Natural Bridges state park. The cliff edges are beautiful, giving fab views on the Pacific, with sea life & birds galore around....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank irish_captain
Reviewed 10 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travellinglgb
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ILA L
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MartinaD95
Reviewed 6 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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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