Santa Cruz County is located on California's Central Coast, 65 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles north of Monterey. Situated on the northern side of the Monterey Bay and rimmed by redwood forested mountains, Santa Cruz County has 29 miles of beaches and 14 state parks. The nearest airport is in San Jose, 30 miles northeast of Santa Cruz. Click here to download a printable map of Santa Cruz County.
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