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January 22, 2016

Winter Beach Treasures!

Photo by @seeninsantacruz in DavenportPhoto by @seeninsantacruz in Davenport
Summer or winter, just about everyday is a beach day in Santa Cruz. Sure, winter beach days call for a few more layers and a little less sunscreen, but they often lead to some great finds! Wildlife is in full bloom during the winter months with gray whales offshore, elephants seals, lots of birding, and great tidepooling. The winter swells & surf stir up the coast and bring lots of creatures and other treasures to the shore. Check out some AMAZING recent Santa Cruz County winter finds!

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January 14, 2016

Visit the Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo!

Photo by Instagram, @aydan_elizPhoto by Instagram, @aydan_eliz
Año Nuevo in the winter months is a must. Elephant seal bulls battle it out in the surf while females come ashore to birth their pups. It’s wildlife at its best and the setting couldn’t be better. Plus, from mid December through March 31st, knowledgeable docent naturalists give park goers a guided tour chock full of facts during your up close and personal look at these gigantic creatures.

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December 30, 2015

Instagram's Best of 2015

Photo | @haulll Photo | @haulll
2015 has been a gorgeous year! Take a peek at the 9 most liked photos from our @VisitSantaCruz Instagram account.

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November 19, 2015

Winter Wildlife Watch: Elephant Seals

Photo by Instagram, @wpgsfo Photo by Instagram, @wpgsfo
The secret's out! Winter is the BEST time to visit Santa Cruz for some great wildlife watching! And one of our winter must-sees - the elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park!

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October 23, 2015

Davenport's Milky Way Delights!

FullSizeRender (37) Photo courtesy of  Farhan Zaidi
There have been some jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, down right magical photos taken in Davenport of the Milky Way recently. In the daylight, North County is gorgeous enough, but this slowcoast town's dark night skies showcase beauty beyond imagination when the Milky Way Galaxy is on display.

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