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Pleasure Point Beach

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Address: East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
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A popular Santa Cruz surf spot.

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Awesome view of the sunrise!

Pleasure Point is beautiful at any time of day, but at sunrise, it provides a perfect place to view the sunrise. It was worth getting up!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kona W
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasure Point is beautiful at any time of day, but at sunrise, it provides a perfect place to view the sunrise. It was worth getting up!

Thank Kona W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I've surfed that beach for 30 yers- I hope to win the longboard contest next fall. it is just beautiful. located where Alfred Hitchcock filmed the Birds. the entire east and west cliff drive is spectacular and I tery to see every sunrise and sunset when I am in town. I have a wealth of knowledge and photographs of this... More 

Thank Will S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here when visiting family. They live in nearby Soquel. This is an awesome little town square! It's a classic surf town where everything is bright and energetic, and you feel like you could stay there forever. There are great walking and biking paths, cute little shops, and gorgeous vistas of the Pacific and the coastline.... More 

Thank Elizabeth P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great spot to walk, watch surfers, a real neighborhood. Cool breeze off the bay perfect place to unwind

Thank catc0x
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The beach is the greatest. You can swim or just watch to marine life. I have played with otters and also have seen dolphins and other sea life. The Pleasure Point area also has a mall and numerous restaurants.

1 Thank Jeff L
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I love this part of SC. It's fun to watch the surfers, and when the Golden Poppies are in bloom, the views are especially sublime. You can walk here from Capitola. It's easy and worth the time.

Thank Balkans_Phile
Monterey, California
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This is locals only spot. If you're not local, stay clear of their waves. Only complaint is that locals are mean to travelers who decide to rent a board and suit up the street. As soon as they recognize you're not form around SC...they cut you off. My friend visits with her two daughters who are terrific young surfers and... More 

Thank Orostudio
Woodinville, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

If you want to say you've been to a typical California surfing beach, this is the place. It's a great place to watch the surfers, sip coffee and take photos, It's also a wonderful spot to take a walk anytime of the day. Bring your camera. Watch the sun rise and set. Take your dog along. It's beautiful and romantic.... More 

Thank Brin651
Manteca, California
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211 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

This beach is easy to get to so that's a big plus for little ones or people who don't like lots of stairs to get to the beach.

Thank Tina C
Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

The Local Route.. Take Soquel Dr. off Hwy 1, turn right - then left on 7TH Ave. Take 7th Ave to East Cliff -go left to Pleasure Point.. Best route to Downtown and Crows Nest , Yacht Harbor..

2 Thank Johnny763

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