Location: Santa Cruz County, CA
Features: This is a dog-friendly beach with clean water, and on a sunny, warm weather day, it’s a perfect place to hang out, go surfing, or just have some fun. It is actually one of the few beaches in Santa Cruz that is dog-friendly, and your dog will have about a mile of space to run around in. Give yourself about an hour to let your dogs run around and to enjoy this spot. You still have to pick up after your dog, and you need to remember throw away all your trash. Some people think it’s the beach in Santa Cruz. There is free parking just across the street.
Beach: This beach is located within Santa Cruz, and it’s fairly easy to find. During the week it’s quite empty, but on the weekend it can get crowded. All surfers are welcome here, but waves can be rough. During the summer, this beach is full of all types of people – cute girls, families, single guys hanging out. It has a cool mellow vibe. It’s a great place to hang out when the sun is up and the weather is nice.