Visit Santa Cruz County’s latest form of inspiration is available online via two live webcams, broadcasting what weather and wildlife have in store for travelers.
At Palm State Beach near the mouth of the Pajaro River, viewers can enjoy a northern view of the Monterey Bay as cool foggy mornings dissipate into warm sunny days. Palm State Beach is a three-mile stretch of coastline in south county, popular with beachcombers, fishermen and wildlife aficionados. Inland, views from the live webcam at Quail Hollow Ranch County Park in Felton, a pastoral lake setting is only one of 15 habitats that are located in this small, secluded valley. In fact, the park’s sandhills habitat – marked by the characteristic sandy soils and scattered ponderosa pine – is an ecosystem located only in Santa Cruz County and nowhere else in the world. These webcams are available 24 hours a day by visiting SantaCruz.org.