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West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

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#2 of 26 in Outdoors in Santa Cruz
Scenic Drive · Hidden Gem · Scenic Walking Area
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West Cliff Drive features wide ocean views and sandy beaches, natural rock bridges, dramatic cliffs, a small light house, and bicycle and pedestrian paths. Teeming with wild birds and marine life--which sometimes include whales, dolphins, and sea lions--the area provides a plethora of photography opportunities. Have a coffee and a doughnut at one of the numerous cafes along the way, visit popular surfing spots, or explore the colorful tide pools. You may even stop for a picnic at the beach or in one of the parks. The path is approximately 5 km (3 mi) long, and fairly flat. West Cliff Drive is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Best place to stay in Santa Cruz with amazing views, perfect location and lovely helpful staff. The breakfast was a special touch and you even get free bike hire. 
    Best place to stay in Santa Cruz with amazing views, perfect location and lovely helpful staff. The breakfast was a special touch and you even get free bike hire.  more »
  • West Cliff Drive is enjoyable and tourists take a drive here. On the western side Pacific ocean and the view of the cliff are fantastic. On the drive, one can see small beaches, amusement park... 
    West Cliff Drive is enjoyable and tourists take a drive here. On the western side Pacific ocean and the view of the cliff are fantastic. On the drive, one can see small beaches, amusement park...  more »

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