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West Cliff Drive

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Beautiful and Scenic Drive

Make sure you have time to take a leisurely ride on West Cliff Drive. The views are absolutely... read more

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Sharron W
Pinson, United States
great walk

spectacular views as you walk along the edge of the cliff. I would guess it prob is about 2 miles... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday

Make sure you have time to take a leisurely ride on West Cliff Drive. The views are absolutely beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sharron W
Reviewed 2 days ago

spectacular views as you walk along the edge of the cliff. I would guess it prob is about 2 miles if you went the entire way (but remember, you have to walk back too !!). we went about halfway I would say. loved it. lots...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TC7777
Reviewed 2 days ago

By foot, bike, roller blades or car, West Cliff Drive is a pristine, peaceful stretch of coastal beauty you won't want to miss. Besides the natural beauty of the ocean, the homes along the drive are gorgeous. The end of West Cliff is Natural Bridges...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kristin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from one end (near natural bridges) to the wharf. It has a sidewalk that walks along the ocean on a bluff. You can descend stairs at multiple spots along the way if you want to feel the sand on your toes. Stop along...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank karen t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit noisy but the food was great. Can’t beat the view on a warm sunny day like today. Employees friendly and provided good service

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dbsalerno
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely drive/walk, lots of cool Californians walking their cool doggies, I love that! It was like an endless parade of dogs and scenery. So a lot of fun for us. Really did remind us of La Jolla cove. Nice fancy houses along the West...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Michael P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see in Santa Cruz. You can drive along the ocean and admire the amazing view, dolphin, otter and possibly whale sightings, as well as the beautiful houses. I love to walk it. You can do short walks or the whole way...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

One can walk it or drive it. The view of the ocean is lovely from the road. A lot of people on the road, so, careful during rush hours

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kmalay
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Beautiful spot to walk, think, take in the waves and the sunset. One of the places that I love about Santa Cruz!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen A
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

This is a must do in Santa Cruz if anyone is looking for a great walk with ocean views. It’s approximately 3 miles along the walkway. Otter sightings are frequent and whales can be seen during migration season.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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