Up the coast of Santa Cruz County is a place that goes beyond your wildest dreams: Shark Fin Cove.
Just north of Santa Cruz is a vast expanse of coast that runs along Highway 1, dotted with stunning beaches perfect for sunbathing, surfing, tide-pooling, or enjoying a beach day. Each one of these locations features soaring cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and sandy beaches you must see to believe.
We are highlighting some of the best places in Santa Cruz County to explore the great outdoors! From miles of sand to comb on the beaches of south county to
The expansive coastline in Santa Cruz County offers endless options to explore coastal environments for tide pool treasures.
It’s a gorgeous day, and you want to enjoy the outdoors, but the Bloody Mary you had at brunch has you shying away from an uphill trek to the local mountaintop. We feel you. Thankfully, there are plenty of scenic-and flat-promenades where you can gather the friends, pups, and kids, and bask in the dazzling, local scenery without breaking a sweat.
hanks to an enviable setting between redwood-filled mountains and the wondrous Monterey Bay, one of the most rewarding activities in Santa Cruz County is simply strolling its scenic landscape.
California King Tides are coming to the shores of Santa Cruz County this winter! These naturally occurring and predictable events are when the highest and lowest tides hit our shores
Combine a warm climate with limitless scenery and a bounty of artisan breads, cheeses, and wine, and you have the recipe for a perfect picnic. With 29 miles of beaches, Santa Cruz has no shortage of scenic locales to spread out on your favorite picnic blanket. But for added comfort and larger gatherings, you’ll want picturesque spots with designated picnic areas equipped with tables and possibly BBQ grills. Here, we’ve listed a few of our favorites and organized them by setting so you can plan your dream picnic!
Santa Cruz may be the second smallest county in California by landmass, but don’t let its size fool you! There are 29 miles of coast, seemingly endless trails to hike,
The quaint seaside village of Capitola began as a humble tent camp along the shore of the Monterey Bay. Camp Capitola, as it was known, welcomed its first guests in
Welcome to Santa Cruz County! We’ve gathered some need-to-know information for a fun, relaxing, and safe visit to Santa Cruz County! Take a look below for information on what to
The gorgeous Monterey Bay, refreshing redwood forests, miles of hiking trails, and many of your favorite eateries, shops, activities, and attractions are ready to say, “Welcome to Santa Cruz!” So,