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December 12, 2018

Mark Your Calendar: California King Tides Are Coming!

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California King Tides are coming to Santa Cruz! On December 22 & 23 and January 20 & 21, the impressive tides will hit the shores of Santa Cruz County! These naturally occurring and predictable events are when the highest tides occur. But that's not all, during King Tides we also experience some of the lowest, most dramatic negative tides. These extreme low tides pose prime conditions for tide pooling, miles of beach walking, and extended beach exploration.

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October 23, 2018

Top Spots to go Tide Pooling in Santa Cruz County

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Explore Santa Cruz County shores, and you’ll delight in rocky tide pools teeming with unique sea creatures that wouldn’t be out of place in a Dr. Suess book. Tide pooling is a great way to experience the wondrous marine life in Monterey Bay - and no scuba tanks required! With something new to discover every visit, these top Santa Cruz tide pool spots will keep you happy as a clam.

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October 07, 2018

Monarch Butterflies Descend Upon Santa Cruz

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It's that wonderful time of year when butterflies descend upon Santa Cruz! Thousands of fluttering monarch butterflies winter in the eucalyptus trees on the Westside of Santa Cruz at Natural Bridges State Park, California's only state park butterfly preserve.

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September 19, 2018

Celebrate California Surfing Day in Santa Cruz

 
As you may have heard, in 2018, surfing was declared California's official state sport! And to commemorate this momentous event, California has proclaimed September 20th 'California Surfing Day!' So every September 20th, whether you're riding the waves or watching from the cliffs, celebrate #CaliforniaSurfingDay in Santa Cruz!

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September 11, 2018

WHY FALL IN SANTA CRUZ IS A BIRDER’S PARADISE

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As summer comes to an end, most of us look forward to stunning displays of fall foliage, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and drinking our fill of pumpkin spice lattes. But there’s another reason to get excited for shorter, crisper days and less persistent fog banks. Fall is migration season along California’s Central Coast, and one of the top places for birds to get some much-needed R&R before they continue their long flight south is right here in Santa Cruz County.

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