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Santa Cruz Main Beach, Santa Cruz

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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 busy but clean beach. The day we went the waves were pretty calm, which was perfect. The parking is a nightmare on a nice early summer day though. The boardwalk makes the experience better.....  more
    This is a busy but clean beach. The day we went the waves were pretty calm, which was perfect. The parking is a nightmare on a nice early summer day though. The boardwalk makes the experience better.....  more »
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  • I loved but it’s very crowded
  • Pretty rad place NGL. Sharks are pretty scary tho....

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