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About Moran Lake Park Beach in Santa Cruz, California

Moran Lake Park surrounds a lagoon in the Live Oak area of Santa Cruz. The park has its own parking area, restroom facilities, and even has a dirt trail running along the north side of the lagoon. The beach is the real draw here though. From the parking area you’ll walk across Cliff Drive to a small pocket beach with homes on each side. If tide is not high you can walk north alongside the rocky barriers protecting the homes until you reach the beach in front of Corcoran Lagoon. At times storms and the outflow of Moran Lake Lagoon will reshape the beach. Don’t swim in the ocean water if the lagoon is flowing into the surf. Dogs are allowed on leash and locals will walk their dogs on the beach here.

22798 E Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Park Name
Moran Lake County Park
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Surfing, Fishing, Picnicking, Sunbathing, Bird Watching
Picnic Tables, Restrooms, Trail, Lagoon
Map of Moran Lake Park Beach
Twin Lakes, US
12:56 pm, June 17, 2024
temperature icon 71°F
L: 53° H: 72°
Feels like 70.83 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 8.7
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:48 am
Sunset: 8:29 pm
Humidity 55 %
Pressure1012 mb
Wind 4 m/s

Nearby Beaches

26th Avenue Beach

0.2 miles away

The 26th Avenue Access leads to a narrow sandy beach between Moran Lake and Corcoran Lagoon on the east...

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Corcoran Lagoon Beach

0.4 miles away

Corcoran Lagoon Beach is located between 20th and 23rd Avenues on East Cliff Drive in the Live Oak area...

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