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West Cliff Drive


West Cliff Drive is a scenic, 3 mile walking and biking path along the Pacific Ocean in Santa Cruz. Watch surfers, observe wildlife or just admire the incredible ocean views.

Start your walk at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and head past the iconic Santa Cruz Dream Inn to watch some of the best surfers in the world catch a wave at world-renown Steamer Lane. Stop in for a little surfing history at the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum or watch for whales and dolphins at Lighthouse Point. West Cliff Drive ends at Natural Bridges State Beach, winter home of the Monarch butterfly. Turn around and head back, for a hike that covers almost 6 miles round-trip.

West Cliff Drive is wheelchair accessible and is popular with locals and tourists alike.

CONTACT DETAILS:
West Cliff Drive
between Bay Street and Natural Bridges State Park
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 831.425.1234
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TYPE OF ACTIVITY:
  • Beaches
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Health & Fitness
  • Points of Interest
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife Watch
  • Dog-Friendly Beaches
  • Dog-Friendly Parks
  • Hiking

  • Pet Friendly




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