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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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  • Beautiful drive. Make sure You make time To experience this costal drive! I definitely want to do this again but actually make it down to the beach.  more »
  • We went to West Cliff Drive area of Santa Cruz. This is a very scenic area to see Santa Cruz and the Pacific Ocean. Its also a good area for a walk or bike ride ,There are various things to see...  more »

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