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Natural Bridges State Beach

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Address: 2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz, CA
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+1 831-423-4609
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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A refuge for wintering Monarch Butterflies, this park boasts a sandy cove,...

A refuge for wintering Monarch Butterflies, this park boasts a sandy cove, tidepools, a nature trail through the Butterfly Preserve, and several hiking trails. There is also a bicycle path around the perimeter of the park.

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gorgeous any time of year

Even though it was not swimming weather the beach and the tide pools offer an education for young and old. My companion was a 9 yr old who was enthralled with tide pools. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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573 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it was not swimming weather the beach and the tide pools offer an education for young and old. My companion was a 9 yr old who was enthralled with tide pools. The beach area is small but sheltered from wind and easy to access. We spent a lovely day investigating the area and because it is a State... More 

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Thank ReddyBro
Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice walk along the cliff side, there's a nice sandy beach for swimming at in the main park area. For the more adventurous there's a nude beach along the way further south in a beautiful little cove.

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Thank travelchica782017
Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Natural Bridges State Beach was a perfect place for us to have a little picnic. Beautiful views and the tranquility of the ocean.

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Thank Jan R
Watsonville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great family beach, no shops or food stands, bring your own picnic. Low tide can reveal tide pools. Also able to walk up to park and see Monarch butterflys

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked around and took lots of pictures. Wish the weather would have been better. Lots of birds nesting, bridges, beach, ocean views to be experienced and enjoyed.

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Thank J F
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

this is a beautiful beach in the summer and a great place to see monarch butterflies from october til february.

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Thank jbplevy
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Easy accessible state park. The surf was really rough due to a series of storms but we got to see the Pacific in all its fury.

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1 Thank botunkus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This was a very nice beach for families with beautiful views of the natural bridges. I would definitely take a little time to stop if you are in the area!

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The rock formations are good but not really that stunning. There was ample parking at the beach overlook. Sunset is stunning!

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Morton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is State Park. This beach is not crowded. There is a slight cost to use this beach. Good beach. Recomended.

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