Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz

4.3
#1 of 21 in Parks in Santa Cruz
Enjoy unparalleled vantage points of the coastline and a butterfly preserve as you explore Natural Bridges State Beach. Located in Santa Cruz, this 26 hectare (65 acre) park is known for the natural bridge that stretches across its beach. The area remains a refuge for about 150,000 monarch butterflies between the months of October and February, which you can view as you walk the trails through the designated butterfly preserve. The site is also home to a number of hiking routes, a sandy cove, tidepools, and a bike path. Plan to visit Natural Bridges State Beach during your Santa Cruz vacation using our convenient Santa Cruz travel route builder app.
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  • Natural Bridges is a gem at the North end of Santa Cruz. Large beach with views of the namesake natural bridge rock structures, access to extensive tide pools to explore the local ocean life from...  more »
  • This is a very nice beach, great for families. But the special treat are the tidal pools at the very low tides - so beautiful. Lots of picnic tables, parking  more »

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