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Opt Outside in Santa Cruz County this Fall

This Fall we are highlighting some of the best places in Santa Cruz County to safely explore the great outdoors! From miles of sand to comb on the beaches of south county to zip lining through the resilient redwoods, you’ll love getting some fresh air with these outdoor explorations. And please remember to wear your

What You Need to Know to Visit Santa Cruz County

We ask anyone planning a trip to Santa Cruz County to please take The Safety Pledge to protect others and yourself by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. In addition to the Pledge, we’ve gathered some need-to-know information for a responsible and safe visit to Santa Cruz County. From safety guidelines and restrictions to

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: CALIFORNIA KING TIDES ARE COMING!

California King Tides are coming back to Santa Cruz County, and this season, you have even more opportunities to enjoy these impressive tides! The dates for King Tides are: November 15-16, 2020; December 13-15, 2020; and January 11-12, 2021! These naturally occurring and predictable events are when the highest and lowest tides hit our shores

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.