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Santa Cruz Sea Glass

P.O. Box 8547, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.332.7188, www.santacruzseaglass.com
We are silver-smiths creating one-of-a-kind jewelry using real sea
glass and USA silver, producers of the 6th Annual Santa Cruz Sea
Glass & Ocean Art Festival, partners of the Monterey Bay National
Marine Sanctuary and authors of Santa Cruz Sea Glass, the story
behind the treasure. See ad page 16.

2014 Activities

Sockshop and Shoe Company

All of the points offer beach access from various locations along
East Cliff Drive. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

Greyhound Rock Beach

Hwy. 1 North of Davenport, Santa Cruz County
Phone: 831.454.7956, www.scparks.com
Park offers coastal access, fishing, tidal pools, nature trails and
family picnic area. Open sunrise to sunset.

Main Beach/Cowell Beach

1515 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.429.6101, www.sockshopandshoeco.com
A local shoe store in downtown Santa Cruz, featuring comfort and
lifestyle footwear for men, women, and children, as well as the
largest variety of socks you've ever seen! Mon. - Thurs. 10am 8pm, Fri. & Sat. 10am - 9pm, Sun. 11am - 7pm. See ad page 50.

Beach Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5270, www.santacruzparksandrec.com
Sun worshippers can play volleyball, swim, surf or stroll along the
sandy beach. Lifeguards in summer. Portions available to rent for
group picnics, casual weddings. Open sunrise to 10pm.

Synergy Organic Clothing

400 San Andreas Road, La Selva Beach Phone: 831.724.3750
www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
Enjoy the surf, sand & sun. Restrooms, outdoor showers available.
Parking fees - self-registration. Open 8 am to 1/2 hour after sunset.

1229 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.331.4014 or
888.466.0411, www.synergyclothing.com
Synergy Organic Clothing creates fashion forward clothing and
yoga apparel for mindful and conscious women to be worn with
effortless style. We produce our clothing according to fair trade
practices. Sun. - Thurs. 10:30 am - 8:30 pm; Fri. - Sat. 10:30 am 9:00 pm. See ad page 10.

True Olive Connection

106 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.458.6457, www.trueoliveconnection.com
Family-owned tasting room and retail boutique with over 35 of
the freshest, extra virgin, olive oils from around the world and 25
balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy. Open Mon. - Thurs. 10am 6pm, Fri. & Sat. 10am - 7pm, Sun. 12 - 5pm. See ad page 38.

The Village Mouse

201 Capitola Avenue, Capitola Phone: 831.476.7566
The Village Mouse is a very unique gift shop specializing in collectable items, hand-made gifts & Christmas all year long! Open daily,
10am - 6pm. See ad page 45.

Spas

The Spa at Chaminade

One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.475.5600 or 800.283.6569, www.chaminade.com
The Spa at Chaminade sits high on a bluff overlooking a striking
view of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Open Mon. - Fri. 10am - 8pm,
Sat. & Sun. 9am - 8pm. See ad page 1.

Well Within Spa

Manresa State Beach

Manresa State Beach - Uplands

205 Manresa Uplands Road, Watsonville
Phone: 831.761.1795 or 800.444.7275 (Reservations),
www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
This beautiful expanse of sea and sand offers surf fishing, surfing
and other beach recreation. Walk-in tent camping only, day-use
restrooms. Use fees - self-registration. Day use open daily 8am 1/2 hour after sunset. Campground open May 15 - Oct. 31.

Moran Lake Park

2700 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.454.7956, www.scparks.com
This 9.2 acre regional park provides beach access, picnicking,
surfing and fishing. Open sunrise to sunset.

Natural Bridges State Beach

2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.423.4609 www.
thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
Monarch butterflies Oct. - Jan. Visitor Center. Beach has low-tide
tidepools and a natural arch. Open 8am to sunset.

New Brighton State Beach

1500 Park Avenue, Capitola Phone: 831.464.6329 or Reservations: 800.444.7275, www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
Beach and campground open all year. Day-use fee $10. Campsites
$35-$50. Camping by reservation only. Visitor Center. Open daily,
8am - sunset.

417 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.458.9355, www.wellwithinspa.com
Offering private hot tub & sauna rooms overlooking a Japanese
garden, professional massage therapy and skin & body care since
1985. Open daily, 10am - 11pm. See ad page 42.

Palm State Beach

BEACHES AND PARKS

Pleasure Point Beach

Beaches

Capitola Beach

The Esplanade, Capitola
Phone: 831.475.6522, www.capitolasoquelchamber.com
Located in Capitola Village along the famous Esplanade, lined with
shops and restaurants. Open sunrise to sunset.

Davenport Landing Beach Access

Davenport Landing, Davenport
Phone: 831.454.7956, www.scparks.com
This protected cove is the original site of the once thriving whaling
town. Wheelchair accessible restrooms. Open sunrise to sunset.

East Cliff Coastal Access Points
12th Ave. to 41st Ave., Live Oak
Phone: 831.454.7956, www.scparks.com

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2660 Beach Road, Watsonville Phone: 831.763.7063
www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
Picnic tables, BBQs, restrooms, outdoor showers. Parking fees self-registration every day. Open daily 8am - 1/2 hour after sunset.
East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.454.7956, www.scparks.com
This coastal access point is a popular Santa Cruz surf spot. Open
sunrise to sunset.

Rio Del Mar State Beach

Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos Phone: 831.685.6500
www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
A wide strip of clean sand. Nearby shopping and restaurants. Dogs
allowed on leashes. Lifeguards in the summer. Day-use fee for
platform area. Open 8am to sunset.

Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.475.6161, www.santacruzharbor.org
A beautiful beach adjacent to Santa Cruz Harbor and Twin Lakes
State Beach. Volleyball courts, catamaran storage and restaurants
& shops located nearby. Harbor office open daily 9am - 5pm.

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Seabright State Beach

East Cliff Dr. at Seabright Avenue, Santa Cruz Phone:
831.427.4868, www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
A long sandy beach between the Boardwalk and the Santa Cruz
Harbor. Fire rings available. Dogs permitted on leashes. Restrooms
and outdoor showers. Open daily 6am - 10pm.

Seacliff State Beach

201 State Park Dr., Aptos
Phone: 831.685.6500 or 800.444.7275 (RV Camping
Reservations), www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
Great accessible facilities including picnic areas, an interpretive
center and RV camping. Day-use fee. Camping reservations suggested year-round. Open daily 8am - sunset.

Sunset State Beach

201 Sunset Beach Road, Watsonville Phone: 831.763.7063 or
800.444.7275 (Reservations), www.thatsmypark.org or
www.parks.ca.gov
Tent and RV camping - no RV hookups. Day use restrooms, picnic
tables, BBQs, outdoor showers. Use fees - self-registration every
day. Day use open daily 8am to 1/2 hour after sunset. Campground open year-round (reservations recommended).

Twin Lakes State Beach

East Cliff Dr. at 7th Ave., Santa Cruz Phone: 831.427.4868
www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
One of the area's warmest beaches. Good for birdwatching.
Outdoor showers and restrooms. Open daily 6am - 10pm.

Waddell Beach/Rancho del Oso

3600 Hwy 1, Davenport
Phone: 831.425.1218 or 831.427.2288, www.ranchodeloso.org
Waddell attracts surfers, kitesurfers, windsurfers, tide pool explorers. Rancho Del Oso offers mountain biking, hiking, backpack
camping, horseback riding trails, spectacular water falls. Free parking. Guided hikes offered. Sorry, no dogs. Open 8 am to sunset.

Parks and Reserves
Anna Jean Cummings Park

461 Old San Jose Road, Soquel Phone: 831.454.7956
Playground, group picnic area, soccer, baseball fields and public
art. Open sunrise to sunset.

Ano Nuevo State Park

Located north of Davenport, off Hwy 1, Davenport
Phone: 650.879.2025 or 650.879.0227, www.thatsmypark.org or
www.parks.ca.gov
Naturalist-led tours venture into elephant seal breeding rookery
Dec. 15 - Mar. 31. For reservations call 800.444.4445. April 1 Nov 30, self-guided access by permit only (avail. at park). Seals
present year-round. Open daily 8am - sunset.

Aptos Village County Park

100 Aptos Creek Rd., Aptos
Phone: 831.454.7956, www.scparks.com
Creekside park perfect for weddings, receptions, business picnics,
private parties or meetings. Open sunrise to sunset or by reservation.

Ben Lomond Park

9525 Mill Street, Ben Lomond
Phone: 831.454.7956, www.scparks.com
A historical riverside park with picnic area, playground, basketball
court and nature area. Open sunrise to sunset.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

21600 Big Basin Hwy, Boulder Creek
Phone: 831.338.8860 or 800.444.7275 (Camping reservations),
www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
Features 2,000 year-old redwoods and over 80 miles of trails.
Guided walks available. Leashed dogs allowed on paved roads
only. Open sunrise to sunset. For information about bus service to
Big Basin, see Transportation section, page 75.



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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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