Santa Cruz Beach

Sandy beach
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
115 miles from Sacramento, CA
Water Quality
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • LifeguardsLifeguard on duty
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Dogs aren’t allowed to the wharf.

Santa Cruz Beach offers many exciting things to do:

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Amusement park
  • Wharf (dogs aren’t allowed to the wharf)
  • Watching sea lions under the wharf
  • And many more!

Driving Time

  • 50 minutes from San Jose, CA
  • 1 hour 20 minutes from San Fransisco, CA
  • 2 hours 30 minutes from Sacramento, CA

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Santa Cruz Beach which you can visit:

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Santa Cruz Beach videos

Santa Cruz Beach Walking Tour
A sunny video of the beach
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & West Cliff Drive
A nice drone made video of the beach

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast

Best times to visit

Average temperature (°F)
Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Santa Cruz, California 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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