Santa Cruz County beaches offer the perfect setting for seaside fun. Whether you enjoy surfing, playing beach volleyball, or hiking along the coastal bluffs, our beaches offer something for everyone. Looking for a dog-friendly beach, a place to picnic with the kids, or the perfect place for a romantic sunset stroll? From dramatic windswept cliffs to the charming ambiance of a picturesque seaside town, you're sure to find one of these California beaches in Santa Cruz County to be unforgettable. Check out our complete list of Santa Cruz County beaches below, or see a list of the best beaches for your favorite activity! Read more...
Mitchell Cove, or more commonly known as "Its Beach," is a beautiful spot right off of West Cliff Drive and near the iconic surfing spot, Steamer Lane. The beach is dog friendly before 10am and after 4pm daily.
Stained glass windows & over-sized spas available.
Across from beach & wharf, beautiful gardens.
Kayak tours & rentals daily, beginners welcome!
Delicious desserts, pastries, salads, sandwiches & more
Find the best beach for a variety of activities!