Monterey Bay Sights



Natural Bridges State Beach

Natural Bridges State Beach Review

At the end of West Cliff Drive lies Natural Bridges State Beach, a stretch of soft sand edged with tide pools and sea-sculpted rock bridges. From October to early March a colony of monarch butterflies roosts in a eucalyptus grove. Amenities: lifeguards; parking (fee); toilets. Best For: sunrise; sunset; surfing; swimming.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2531 W. Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 | Map It
  • Phone: 831/423–4609
  • Cost: Beach free, parking $10
  • Hours: Beach: daily 8 am–sunset. Visitor center: Oct.–Feb., daily 10–4; Mar.–Sept., weekends 10–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Santa Cruz
Updated: 05-20-2013

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