Seabright Beach

Warm sand and endless hours of fun and relaxation

The North Coast

Rugged coastline overlooking windswept, solitary beaches

Fun in the Sun

Play or relax in the sun on one of our beautiful beaches!

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Santa Cruz County beaches offer the perfect setting for seaside fun. Whether you enjoy surfing, playing beach volleyball, or hiking along the coastal bluffs, our beaches offer something for everyone. Looking for a dog-friendly beach, a place to picnic with the kids, or the perfect place for a romantic sunset stroll? From dramatic windswept cliffs to the charming ambiance of a picturesque seaside town, you're sure to find one of these California beaches in Santa Cruz County to be unforgettable. Check out our complete list of Santa Cruz County beaches below, or see a list of the best beaches for your favorite activity! Read more...

Comfort Inn - Santa Cruz

Stained glass windows & over-sized spas available.

Covewater Stand Up Paddle

Stand Up Paddling lessons, rentals, & more!

Kayak Connection

Kayak tours & rentals daily, beginners welcome!

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

Delicious desserts, pastries, salads, sandwiches & more

Best Beaches for...

Find the best beach for a variety of activities!

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Visit Santa Cruz Beaches

Surfing in Santa Cruz

303 Water Street, Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
800.833.3494 or 831.425.1234