A Morning at Manresa State Beach…

July 2016 Moonrise at Manresa State Beach. Photo by @dannyburg

July 2016 Moonrise at Manresa State Beach. Photo by @dannyburg

Gorgeous sunsets are pretty standard in Santa Cruz County. They’re easy to catch, usually full of vibrant colors and pretty much always worth a look. Our sunrises are equally beautiful, but let’s be honest, not all of us are willing to sacrifice that last hour or two of shut eye to see them! Well thanks to @dannyburg we’ve got a nice little glimpse into yesterday’s moonrise over Manresa State Beach. And Danny, your early morning surf session seemed well worth the sacrifice with this view!

Want to learn more about the gorgeous Manresa? Keep reading!

Manresa State Beach is located in the southern part of Santa Cruz County. It’s known for its expansive sea and sand that are perfect for long walks or runs along the coastline. Manresa is a dog-friendly, allowing dogs on leash, and is also popular for fishing and surfing. Take a peek at a few Yelp reviews and see why some people just love this south county gem:

This beach is beautiful! It has a campground also. When we came it was nice and quiet and we were able to watch the amazing sunset from the top of the stairs! I like how this beach is very clean. According to the locals, they’ve spotted a whale and several dolphins. How cool is that! – Malou M. of Los Angeles, CA

Photo by Yelper, Malou M.

Photo by Yelper, Malou M.

This is my absolute favorite beach. Never crowded, gorgeous views all around and dog friendly. – Christina W. of Reno, NV

Photo by Yelper, Christina W.

Photo by Yelper, Christina W.

…The shoreline has been covered with sand dollars at morning low tide both times I have been there. We were able to watch dolphin and whales breaching from the campsite while making dinner. – Menlo K. from Menlo Park, CA

Photo by Yelper, Menlo K. at Manresa State Beach Uplands Campground (approximately 1 coastal mile south of Manresa State Beach.)

Photo by Yelper, Menlo K. at Manresa State Beach Uplands Campground (approximately 1 coastal mile south of Manresa State Beach.)

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