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West Cliff Drive

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Most beautiful ocean drive in Santa Cruz

This is a must see in Santa Cruz. You can drive along the ocean and admire the amazing view... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nice Drive with stop overs

One can walk it or drive it. The view of the ocean is lovely from the road. A lot of people on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Thank Raingar
Reviewed 1 week ago

This drive is a great view of the ocean and you can visit the pier. The best of California. Great views, great food.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hiltys
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk along the "grand plage" or along "cote de Basque" in Biarritz, France is great. But greater still is West Cliff Drive with its great waves at the Lighthouse & Steamers lane, and then the fantastic marine life of sea lions, otters, harbour seals,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ray L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone visiting Santa Cruz must take the time to enjoy West Cliff Drive. A couple of miles along the natural beauty coast area of Santa Cruz. Lots to see and take photos of to take back home.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ernie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great part of Santa Cruz! Beautiful views and an awesome wide sidewalk for walking or bike riding.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sunclan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time at West Cliff Drive, my first was a few years ago. Unfortunatly this time greeted me with sideways rain, but that was my fault for not being prepared. Nevertheless, the tidepools were amazing! We could see the lighthouse in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank loco2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Witnessed during an oncoming storm, so the crashing surf was extremely violent. Interesting lighthouse at the Surfing Museum was a highlight!

Date of experience: January 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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30 April 2016|
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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