Category: Beaches

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: CALIFORNIA KING TIDES ARE COMING!

California King Tides are coming to Santa Cruz in 2020! The January dates are already behind us, but there’s still a chance to enjoy these impressive tides on February 8 – 9, 2020! These naturally occurring and predictable events are when the highest and lowest tides hit our shores and create an even more dramatic

Off-Season Camping at Sunset State Beach

By Rachel Endsley

The official summer season may be coming to a close, but the weather continues to amaze! And right on cue, September sunsets are making everyone remember why the change of seasons isn’t so bad in Santa Cruz County. Whether you can sneak in some more beach days, catch a sunset on the coast, or plan a whole camping trip, discover the south county gem of Sunset State Beach.

Find Sand Art & Rock Stacks in Santa Cruz County!

By Garrick Ramirez

While many artists take inspiration from their surroundings, environmental artists incorporate the natural environs into their artworks, transforming the landscape into a virtual open-air gallery. You’ve seen examples: stacks of rocks precariously perched along trailways, and dazzling sand sculptures that lure camera-wielding crowds. The next time you’re out and about in Santa Cruz County, keep an eye out for the following artistic displays.

Your Guide to the Santa Cruz Harbor

By Garrick Ramirez

With over 1,000 slips granting immediate access to Monterey Bay, the Santa Cruz Harbor is a boater’s paradise. Plus, it offers boatloads of fun for landlubbers, too! In addition to a marina full of magnificent vessels, you’ll find waterfront eateries, sandy beaches, and boundless land and sea recreation. Set sail for the Santa Cruz Harbor, and discover a variety of seaside activities that are sure to float your boat.

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.

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