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Best Beaches to Find in Santa Cruz CA

Atlantic ocean beach, Santa Cruz, California

One of the best things about living in Santa Cruz, California, is the plethora of excellent beaches. With over 29 miles of beautiful coastline to explore, there are a variety of fun beaches to explore. The hot sun all year-round, combined with the buzz of the city, make it a very popular destination for tourists. It is no wonder that so many choose to make Santa Cruz their permanent home. There are so many fun things to do in Santa Cruz, and with so many beaches to choose from, it can be hard to pick. Let’s have a look at some of the best beaches you can find in Santa Cruz, CA. 

Main Beach
108 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Main Beach is located near the Santa Cruz boardwalk, and it always attracts many visitors. During the summer months, it can get particularly busy, and there are many activities to enjoy, such as amusement park rides. There are also volleyball nets, and opportunities to fish in the pier. You can enjoy some great food since there are plenty of creative, fast food places nearby. 

Capitola Beach
Capitola, CA

Another fantastic beach in Santa Cruz is located in the quiet beach town of Capitola. You can find exceptional sea views, and quirky painted cottages/shops that are located across the water. The soft sand and the family-friendly atmosphere, makes this a popular beach for visitors. Whether you want to go swimming, surfing or play a little volleyball, it can be done in this great beach. 

Seacliff Beach
State Park Dr, Aptos, CA 95003

If you’re looking to go somewhere less crowded, then it is worth checking out Seacliff beach. This cultural gem has an old cement ship located in the wharf, and it has a pier that is great for fishing. There are some great views of the cliffs, and plenty of picnic tables. The visitors center is also well worth a visit to learn more about the history of Seacliff. 

Sunset State Beach
Sunset Beach Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Sunset State Beach is great for those looking for a more expansive feel. It is usually not crowded which means you can take a nice quiet walk. You can catch a glimpse of surrounding sand dunes, and a range of gorgeous mountain views. There is nice sand, plenty of open space, and some fantastic views to take in. You can also find some fantastic campgrounds nearby. The beach is family-friendly, and also handicap friendly. If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway with a group, then this is a great beach to visit. 

There are so many things to do in Santa Cruz, CA, and the beaches are definitely a highlight. Rather than simply visiting, why not make a permanent move to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle? As a specialist real estate agent in luxury homes, I can find the perfect home that meets your requirements. Feel free to give me a call on 831.661.5591 or send an email to amber(at)davidlyng(dotted)com