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Pleasure Point

T

he small surf community of Pleasure Point is nestled between Moran
Lagoon and 41st Avenue. Nearly a dozen famous surf breaks make
this an ideal destination for skilled surfers. Home to wetsuit pioneer Jack
O'Neill and the genesis of surf culture in Santa Cruz, it is where locals mix
effortlessly with visitors who are eager to capture that authentic surf vibe.
Stay dry and hang
loose at pleasure point
park, where longtime
surfers compare
stories from the day. Check out the
skim boarders at 26th avenue BeaCh, the
perfect spot to glide across the water's
surface. For visitors inspired by movie
locations, Pleasure Point was one of

must see

1

#

Walk the path above Pleasure
Point Beach. Kick back and relax
on a bluff side bench and watch as
talented tube riders shoot the curl.

2

#

Soak up some of Pleasure Point's
flavor by browsing through surf
shops where boards are not only
functional but works of art, crafted by
local surfboard shapers.

pleasure
point five

3

#

Look for the small
plaque at Pleasure Point
Park, at the corner of Pleasure Point Drive and East

the settings for Chasing Mavericks,
a feature film which tells the true
story of local surfer Jay Moriarty,
starring actor Gerard Butler. Filming
locations included east Cliff drive,
Pleasure Point Park and on the
legendary waves, among others.
Download a movie map online at
www.santacruzfilm.org.

pleasure
point events

June 21, 2014

Pleasure Point street fair

Cliff Drive, which pays homage to the
historic Pleasure Point Night Fighters.

4

#

See if you can find Pleasure
Point's signature surf spots:
"O'Neill's", "once in a whiles", 38th
Avenue, The Drain Pipe, The Hook,
Shark's Cove, Privates and Trees.

5

#

Unwind as you dine, as Pleasure
Point's laid-back cafes and quaint
bistros dot the area and offer plenty of
ways to satisfy cravings in a range of
settings.

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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 - 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 - 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 - Scotts Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - San Lorenzo Valley
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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 - 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 - Lodging Guide
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Visitor Activites
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