We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Like paradise”

Pleasure Point Beach
Ranked #18 of 83 things to do in Santa Cruz
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A popular Santa Cruz surf spot.
Sandy, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Like paradise”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

I could sit here for hours and watch the surfers and take in some of the Capitola life. Join in and surf, bike ride or just take a stroll along the coastline for a view at one of the most beautiful places around. This last visit we even got a glimpse of a group of dolphins swimming up the soreline right along with the surfers. It was incredible! A must do!

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Wendi H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

55 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    38
    12
    4
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Santa Cruz, California
Level 6 Contributor
420 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Great Walking Path”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

There is limited beach at high tide, but the walking path above is always nice. A two way road was made into a one way and the extra given to a separate bike path and wide walking path. It is easy to watch the iconic surf spot while walking the path. This is much easier than West Cliff in Santa Cruz, where you have to watch out for bikes on the same path. Park at the end of 41st Avenue and walk to the Market at Pleasure Point. I walked with my elderly mother and it was not a problem.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank JeriLG
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Santa Cruz, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Windy and poor parking”
Reviewed 1 February 2013

Not much beach at high tide. Restrooms dirty and very smelly. Bring lunch. Pack your trash!! Obnoxious teenagers with potty mouths.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
2 Thank stuarts438
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Watsonville, California
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Iconic surfers' spot”
Reviewed 20 December 2012

There are probably better vantage points to observe this area of natural iconic beauty but part of the attraction here is to be amongst the scenery of people that are either surfing or watching the surfing activity. Must see spot to get the spirit of Santa Cruz lifestyle.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank John P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chico, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Surf”
Reviewed 4 June 2012

This isn't the sort of beach for those who want to go lay out in the sun for hours. In fact, there really isn't much sandy beach at all. But, for those who want to surf and play in the water, this is the perfect spot, especially for beginners. The water is fairly shallow and you'll rarely be out there alone at this time of year.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
3 Thank BrianaMorrison
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Pleasure Point Beach also viewed

 

Been to Pleasure Point Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing