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June 17, 2019

9 Beachside Spots to Get Your Grub On

By Garrick Ramirez

The perfect day at the beach doesn’t just include dazzling, waterfront scenery. Just as important as the surf and sand is a nearby spot with cheap, delicious eats. We’re talking laid-back eateries where flips flops are the dress code, and surf stickers are the decor. From casual beach shacks to waterfront patios, Santa Cruz is home to primo beachside eats. Below, we’ve paired local beaches with some of our favorite nearby places to chow down.

June 16, 2019

Tide Pooling in Santa Cruz County

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Not all of Santa Cruz’s colorful characters are found at the Boardwalk. 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.

May 31, 2019

8 Beach Vacation Rentals in Santa Cruz County

Settle into a local beach vacation rental, and you’ll see why Santa Cruz residents are so cheery. Beach days and waterfront sunsets are daily activities, flip-flops and boardshorts define the dress code, and kitchens and backyard BBQs abound with fresh ingredients from our many farmers markets. Offering more than a place to stay, the following

May 29, 2019

3 Reasons to Spring to Seascape Beach Resort!

The sand and surf are calling our name year-round, but with summer approaching there’s no better time to head over to Santa Cruz County. Located in Aptos on the beautiful Monterey Bay waterfront, Seascape Beach Resort serves as the perfect place for the vacay. Check out three new reasons you’ll want to head to this

May 1, 2019

6 Kid-Friendly Beaches

While all sand can sculpt magnificent castles, and bury small, wiggly toes, some beaches are just better suited for kids—and their beach gear-wielding parents. Easy access, gentle waves, and clean, spiffy restrooms top the list of non-negotiables. A nearby ice cream shop wouldn’t hurt, either. Here are six suggestions for where to enjoy a successful