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West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

4.8
#1 of 25 in Outdoors in Santa Cruz
West Cliff Drive features wide ocean views and sandy beaches, natural rock bridges, dramatic cliffs, a small light house, and bicycle and pedestrian paths. Teeming with wild birds and marine life--which sometimes include whales, dolphins, and sea lions--the area provides a plethora of photography opportunities. Have a coffee and a doughnut at one of the numerous cafes along the way, visit popular surfing spots, or explore the colorful tide pools. You may even stop for a picnic at the beach or in one of the parks. The path is approximately 5 km (3 mi) long, and fairly flat. West Cliff Drive is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • The drive and walk along Westcl8ff is breath-taking! Friendly locals, a wide walkway for the grandson to show his skills at skate- boarding and BEAUTIFUL vistas of the Pacific Ocean. I would walk...  more »
  • This is a beautiful drive. We enjoy taking our classic cars along this stretch of the coast. It is fun to wave at families out with their children and dogs. We can watch the waves and surfers...  more »

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