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The Monterey Bay Area Sights

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

  • 701 W. Cliff Dr. Map It
  • Santa Cruz

Updated 05/08/2015

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This museum inside the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse chronicles local surfing history. Photographs show old-time surfers, and a display of boards includes rarities such as a heavy redwood plank predating the fiberglass era and the remains of a modern board chomped by a great white shark. Surfer docents reminisce about the good old days.

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Lighthouse Point Park, 701 W. Cliff Dr., near Pelton Ave., Santa Cruz, California, 95060, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $2
  • Sept.–June, Thurs.–Mon. noon–4; July–Aug., Wed.–Mon. 10–5

Updated 05/08/2015


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