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Waddell Beach, Santa Cruz

4.6
#6 of 11 in Beaches in Santa Cruz
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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4.6
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  • We did a return visit to Waddell State Beach. This is an awesome beach to watch the wind surfers. Part of Big Basin Redwood State Park is across the way. 
    We did a return visit to Waddell State Beach. This is an awesome beach to watch the wind surfers. Part of Big Basin Redwood State Park is across the way.  more »
  • This is one of my favorite beaches in the Santa Cruz area. Its always fun to watch the kite surfers. Its also nice to walk along the ocean. Across the road is a portion of Big Basin State Park. 
    This is one of my favorite beaches in the Santa Cruz area. Its always fun to watch the kite surfers. Its also nice to walk along the ocean. Across the road is a portion of Big Basin State Park.  more »
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  • This beach is very nice on the right days, as it can be windy at times. The sand is great for making sand sculptures and castles as the sand here is very fine. The beach is very scenic. I left four stars instead of five just to let you know that this beach can be very windy frequently.
  • Cool place to stop and see the kite surfers on a HWY 1 Roadtrip. Very windy!

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