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The Monterey Bay
National Marine Sanctuary

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ne of Santa Cruz County's most exquisite points of interest, the Sanctuary
stretches out over 60 miles from the coast and plunges to depths of over
10,000 feet. It is the second largest sanctuary in the U.S., and one of only 14
federally protected marine sanctuaries in the country.

Look For

The Monterey Bay

sanCtuary sCeniC trail,
eight interpretive
displays dotting the
coast from Natural Bridges State Park
in Santa Cruz south to Seacliff State
Beach in Aptos. Massive gray Whales
passing through the sanctuary on
their annual migration from Alaska
to Mexico in the winter months.
Divers can explore the lush kelp forests
and roCky reefs of the sanctuary's
underwater marine environment.
Or have fun while exploring the

In addition to whale watching tours,
fishing excursions and sailing charters,
you can journey out from Santa Cruz
Harbor in a rented kayak or stand up
paddleboard.
An intertidal touch-pool, man-made
kelp forest and other exhibits showcase
the sanctuary at
the Monterey Bay
National Marine

DiD you kNoW?

sanctuary by boogie boarding, surfing,
windsurfing or kiteboarding. The
"human sundial" and outdoor art
exhibits at the santa Cruz harBor are a
favorite, with dining on the Monterey
Bay, educational displays about marine
life and special events year round.
The blue-and-green signs at several
locations on the wharf and elsewhere
along the coast of Santa Cruz provide
information accessible with a smart
phone, as part of a self-guided "eCotour"
prograM sponsored by the City of Santa
Cruz and UC Santa Cruz.
Sanctuary Exploration Center near
the wharf.
The sanctuary is home to approximately
21 endangered and threatened animals
which spend all or part of their lives
there.
A free water taxi at the Santa Cruz
Harbor provides a quick tour and
transportation around this picturesque
spot.

Protecting
the treasures of
the Sanctuary
We are able to enjoy a
clean and beautiful marine
sanctuary thanks to the
many individuals - both
residents and visitors -
who care for it and use it
wisely.

Here are a feW
Ways To HeLp:
* Please do not throw solid

or liquid trash into the
ocean, down storm drains
or on the beach.
* Do not remove animals
from beaches or tide
pools.
* If you see an injured or
abandoned animal, contact
the nearest park ranger for
help. Don't touch the
animal.
* Report anyone who is
harming marine animals
or destroying the ocean
environment by calling
1.800.853.1964.
* Keep pets away from
areas frequented by
wildlife.
For more information on
the Monterey Bay, visit
www.santacruz.org/
sanctuary.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014

Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014
Contents
Welcome to Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz
Whale Watching and More
Playing Around
Every Dog Has Its Day
Santa Cruz County Has Taste
2014 Events Calendar
Maps
Raise a Glass to County Wine
Monterey Bay
Capitola and Soquel
Make a Play Date
Scotts Valley
San Lorenzo Valley
From the Mountains to the Sea
Pleasure Point
Live Creatively
Aptos
Davenport
Watsonville and Pajaro Valley
Dining Guide
Lodging Guide
Visitor Activites
Find Your Perfect Beach
Advertisers Index
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Welcome to Santa Cruz County
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Whale Watching and More
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Playing Around
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Every Dog Has Its Day
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Santa Cruz County Has Taste
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - 2014 Events Calendar
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Maps
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Raise a Glass to County Wine
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Monterey Bay
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Capitola and Soquel
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Make a Play Date
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Scotts Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - San Lorenzo Valley
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - From the Mountains to the Sea
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Pleasure Point
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Live Creatively
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Aptos
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Davenport
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Watsonville and Pajaro Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Dining Guide
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - 66
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Lodging Guide
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Visitor Activites
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