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“A unique spot for a short visit”

Natural Bridges State Beach
Ranked #3 of 85 things to do in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A refuge for wintering Monarch Butterflies, this park boasts a sandy cove, tidepools, a nature trail through the Butterfly Preserve, and several hiking trails. There is also a bicycle path around the perimeter of the park.
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Only one arch left so better visit now. Nice sport of a secluded beach and the worlds greates trailer park on the ocean.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Natural Bridges is a beautiful beach park situated at the end of West Cliff Drive, which is a wonderful walk or bike. Bring a picnic and spend a few hours exploring the park - a great boardwalk that leads to the butterfly sanctuary (butterflies come in the fall), set your blanket out on the beach or rocks and enjoy the ocean. just make sure you are downwind from the birds that love to hang out on the rocks!

1  Thank cara f
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Parking was easy and the view never got old. It is stunningly beautiful and the people on the small beach were friendly, fun and happy. It was the best experience of my long trip and one I will never forget. I will go to this beach first on my next trip. The arch is deceivingly beautiful.

1  Thank fulgulite
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

A must see. Drive in or bike or hike but don't pay to go into park unless you want to stay on beach. Free parking just before park entrance. It said 20 min parking but it was a weekday and pretty empty. A few people in cars were picnicking.

1  Thank wylliel
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Love the tide pools and the natural beauty - the water is a bit rougher for swimming - enjoyed other beaches more for swimming - not to be missed for the natural beauty though.

1  Thank Dejosa
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