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About Santa Cruz Harbor Beach in Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Harbor Beach is a south-facing beach at the corner of 5th Avenue and East Cliff Drive in the Live Oak area of Santa Cruz, CA. This sandy spot is just east of the small craft harbor entrance. There are volleyball courts and rentals for kayak and Hobie Cat sailboats. Behind the beach is a pay parking lot and restaurants so you can hang out for an entire day. Across the harbor entrance channel is Walton Lighthouse, Seabright Beach and beyond that is Santa Cruz Main Beach. The Santa Cruz Harbor Beach is part of Twin Lakes State Beach.

E Cliff Dr and 5th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Park Name
Twin Lakes State Beach
State Park
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Paid parking lot
Volleyball, Kayaking, Sunbathing, Sailing, Fishing, Boating
Volleyball Courts, Restaurant, Restrooms, Rentals
Map of Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
Twin Lakes, US
10:11 am, July 16, 2024
temperature icon 65°F
L: 55° H: 71°
Feels like 64.51 °F overcast clouds
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 5.18
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:01 am
Sunset: 8:26 pm
Humidity 73 %
Pressure1017 mb
Wind 2 m/s

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Blacks Beach

0.3 miles away

This local beach in the Live Oak area of Santa Cruz goes by many names. Some call it Black’s...

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Seabright Beach

0.4 miles away

Seabright Beach is a popular sandy beach next to Santa Cruz Main Beach in Santa Cruz. It is on...

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