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“absolutely beautiful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pleasure Point Beach

Pleasure Point Beach
Ranked #17 of 80 things to do in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A popular Santa Cruz surf spot.
Soquel
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99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“absolutely beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

East Cliff Drive from "The Hook" to Pleasure Point is stunning. You walk, run or bike along about a mile long, wide paved trail with phenomenal views of Monterey Bay. There are many sets of staircases down to the beach to use when the tide is low. This a popular surf spot with lots of surfers and surf shops nearby. It is a place you cannot visit too many times. If you continue down Opal Cliff Drive, in about 3/4 of a mile, you connect with Capitola Beach and Wharf -- another pretty spot.

Visited August 2014
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Surf”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

Pleasure Point is on the northern Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County, California, [4] is a world renowned surf location. Traditionally defined as the area along the coast from 41st Ave to Moran Lagoon, up 30th Ave to Portola and over to 41st Ave down to the sea at the "Hook". It is a prime example of surf culture.

Visited January 2013
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Sandy, United States
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Like paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Santa Cruz, California
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396 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Great Walking Path”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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Santa Cruz, California
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Windy and poor parking”
2 of 5 bubbles 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
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