Seabright State Beach
If you prefer a less crowded beach, I recommend this. Parking is also less hectic across from the beach where you can park on the street in front of residential homes.
Easy access beach for bonfires, watching the sunset and going for a beach jog.
Another really great beach in Santa Cruz. Close to the harbor and the Boardwalk.
“Brewery and pub with rotating beer selection and very good bar food. Outdoor seating area.”
“Oh my their Chocolate cupcakes with homemade whipped cream dream! Also great espresso drinks as well as sandwiches and salads. Oh and breakfast too!”
“Really fun place for the whole family, with ping pong and ice cream bars along with your pizza.”
“This is where they roast all their coffee. 5 minutes by bike. cross the bridge and make two right hand turns.”