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About Santa Maria’s Beach in Santa Cruz, California

Santa Maria’s Beach is a small beach at the end of 19th Avenue in the Live Oak area of Santa Cruz, CA. The entrance at 19th is now closed, but there is a stairway to the beach at the end of 20th Ave. At the bottom of the stair you can go left to Corcoran Lagoon Beach and go right to little Santa Maria’s Beach. There is a rock shelf that continues north to Sunny Cove but it is a dangerous trek. South of 20th is Corcoran Lagoon County Beach. Parking in the area on weekends requires a permit to avoid a citation.

E Cliff Dr and 20th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Sunbathing, Surfing
No Facilities
Map of Santa Maria’s Beach
Twin Lakes, US
5:43 am, March 2, 2024
temperature icon 47°F
L: 47° H: 53°
Feels like 41.34 °F broken clouds
Wind gusts: 7 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0.04 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:36 am
Sunset: 6:03 pm
Humidity 89 %
Pressure1010 mb
Wind 7 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Sunny Cove

0.1 miles away

Sunny Cove Beach is in a deep cove filled with sand in eastern Santa Cruz, CA. The cove has...

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Corcoran Lagoon Beach

0.1 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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26th Avenue Beach

0.3 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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