The Monterey Bay Area Sights

Natural Bridges State Beach

  • 2531 W. Cliff Dr. Map It
  • Santa Cruz
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 05/08/2015

Fodor's Review

At the end of West Cliff Drive lies this 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.

Sight Information


2531 W. Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, California, 95060, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Beach free, parking $10
  • Beach: daily 8 am–sunset. Visitor center: Oct.–Jan., daily 10–4; Feb.–Sept., Fri.–Sun. 10–4

Updated 05/08/2015


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