Santa Cruz Main Beach, Santa Cruz

3.5
#2 of 11 in Beaches in Santa Cruz
Spend your Santa Cruz vacation basking in the sun or riding waves at Santa Cruz Main Beach, one of the world's top surfing destinations. This typical California beach attracts visitors from around the globe with its massive waves, making it an ideal spot for surfing and other water sports. If surfing isn't your thing, you can still enjoy sandy strolls along the shore, a game of beach volleyball, or picnicking in the sun. In the summer, when the waves are most popular, lifeguards remain on duty to make sure beachgoers are safe and sound. Plan your Santa Cruz Main Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Santa Cruz using our Santa Cruz online trip itinerary maker .
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  • This is a nice, clean beach. Lots of life guards on duty after 11:00. Not too busy even though it was the middle of summer. Right next to the Beach Boardwalk so it's easy to go get a snack while you'r...  more »
  • This is the big beach near the center of town and the Boardwalk. Good for families, sunning swimming, relaxing, and of course watching the surfers.  more »

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