This information is a part of Discover Santa Cruz 2020.
150 Aviation Manner, Watsonville, 831-763-2244, specializedheli.com
Helicopter excursions and aerobatic aircraft rides, plus coaching.
Herbal Bridges State Park
2531 West Cliff Power, Santa Cruz, 831-423-4609, parks.ca.gov/naturalbridges
Herbal Bridges is a Santa Cruz treasure. With interesting tide swimming pools and the monarch butterflies placing from the eucalyptus bushes within the fall, the locale by no means ceases to encourage generations of beachgoers. Bask within the good looks right here.
The Esplanade, Capitola Village
It in most cases will get voted highest coastline in California. And with its shut proximity to the Capitola Wharf, plus a slew of serious eating places and bars round, it’s just about one giant slice of paradise. To keep away from the crowds, the coastline at the different facet of the wharf is normally much less crowded. With unfastened go back and forth carrier on your automobile, you’ll be able to’t beat it.
East Cliff Power at Seabright Road
The citadel could have fallen over, however that hasn’t affected Citadel Seashore’s nice sandy stretch. Situated between the Boardwalk and the harbor, it’s an excellent spot to let the saltwater air waft via your hair and the sea lap over your ft.
East Cliff Power, Reside Oak
It’s some of the nicest seashores within the county, with nice perspectives and simple get admission to. A secluded treasure.
Manresa State Seashore and Sundown State Seashore
L. a. Selva Seashore and Watsonville, 831-761-1795, 831-763-7062
Stay your eyes peeled for dolphins that continuously surf the waves, and the valuable sand greenbacks that wash up on shore.
New Brighton State Seashore
1500 Park Ave., Capitola, 831-464-6329
A perfect campground nestled in coastal cypress and pines makes this a beach-camper’s paradise. The campground is at all times complete in the summertime, so making reservations is a will have to. A great place for lengthy summer time walks, particularly all the way through low tide.
North Coast Seashores
Only a few miles north of the Santa Cruz town limits are one of the most lovely miles of sea coast on the earth. Maximum seashores may also be accessed by way of grime trails or small roads.
Freeway 1, about 1 mile south of Davenport
Identified for its gorgeous rock formations and glossy, blank sand, Panther Seashore is a memorable journey. A take-your-breath-away coastline.
Excitement Level Seashore
East Cliff Power and Excitement Level Power, Santa Cruz
Just a little to the left of the overdue Jack O’Neill’s inexperienced cliff home is a pleasant safe coastline that makes for a sunny spot after the morning fog has burned off. Very best excitement.
Rio Del Mar Seashore
Rio Del Mar Side road, Aptos
The surf is milder than Manresa, however that doesn’t preclude the nasty riptides that experience towed a lot of unsuspecting swimmers into the deep. Good spot to tan.
Santa Cruz Primary Seashore
Seashore Boulevard, Santa Cruz
Boasting volleyball nets, masses (now and again hundreds) of sunbathers and lolling surf, Primary Seashore, without delay in entrance of the Boardwalk, is just about the way it was once 80 years in the past.
Seacliff State Seashore
State Park Power, Aptos, 831-685-6500
Surf perch and halibut were stuck off the facet of the world’s well known cement send, however this vacation spot stands proud for its placing perspectives.
Dual Lakes State Seashore
East Cliff Power at seventh Road, Santa Cruz, 831-427-4868
This coastline caters to households, kite flyers, picnickers and the like, and it’s mentioned to be some of the warmest seashores within the county. It’s additionally an excellent spot at night time round a bonfire.
Waddell State Seashore
Freeway 1, about Five miles north of Davenport, 831-427-2288
Wealthy beachcombing and tidepooling coastline, although it has a tendency to get too windy for mendacity within the solar. Each kind of recreation excluding snowboarding appears to be practiced right here, together with grasp gliding, windsurfing and kitesurfing.
1001 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 831-427-2580, bicycletrip.com
Make a choice from cruisers, convenience, mountain, street and children’ motorcycles, with helmet, handlebar bag and lock. Supply and pickup inside of 12 miles.
131 Entrance St., Suite D, Santa Cruz, 831-621-2309, currentebikes.com
At this full-service motorcycle retailer, you’ll be able to hire an eBike sooner than purchasing. As soon as you’re making the acquisition, you’ll experience unfastened tune-u.s.for the lifetime of your eBike.
1420 Venture St., Santa Cruz, 831-316-7671, cycleworks.motorcycle
Your new pals at Cycle Works have the whole lot you want on your cycling journey. Whether or not you’re cruising alongside West Cliff or up for some mountain cycling thrills, Cycle Works can lend a hand it occur with rather priced leases or a big selection of motorcycles for acquire.
Depot Park Motorcycle Park
119 Middle St., Santa Cruz, 831-420-5270
BMX riders unite. The park boasts a bowed 8-foot-high wall journey and jumps, plus boulevard hindrances and nil inline skaters.
Trip Smith Adventures
8035 Soquel Power, Aptos, 831-234-3383
Mountain bikers can catch a go back and forth to the highest of Nisene Marks State Park to motorcycle across the Soquel Demonstration State Wooded area trails. In case your workout plan comes to lifting a lager on your mouth, profit from their birthday party bus services and products for protected transit between locations of your selection.
Capitola Boat and Bait
1400-A Capitola Wharf Highway, 831-462-2208
Be the captain of your boat while you hire a 16-foot skiff and eight-horsepower motor.
Chardonnay Crusing Charters
790 Mariner Park Manner, Dock FF, Santa Cruz, 423-1213, chardonnay.com
More than one sails an afternoon at the iconic, in the community designed Santa Cruz 70, with uniqueness charters together with winemaker, brewmaster, pizza and extra.
Lighthall Yacht Charters
790 Mariner Park Manner, Santa Cruz, 831-429-1970, lighthallcharters.com
As much as six passengers can experience a voyage on some of the sumptuous 34-47-foot yachts for an inexpensive value. Yachts is also booked for personal charters, classes, occasions, or spreading the stays of a beloved one at sea.
O’Neill Yacht Charters
2222 East Cliff Power, Santa Cruz, 831-475-1561, oneillyachtcharters.com
Providing crusing classes, leases and charters on their massive catamaran, O’Neill is tops in terms of experiencing the bay firsthand.
Pacific Yachting Crusing College & Constitution Boating
790 Mariner Park Manner, Santa Cruz, 831-423-7245, pacificsail.com
Pacific Yachting contains staff development and extra on its tours, with 18 sailboats from 22-43 ft.
Santa Cruz Boat Leases
15 Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, 831-423-1739
One of the vital highest selection is located right here, with 24 picket skiffs, 17 ft lengthy with six-horsepower motors.
Stagnaro Fishing Journeys
32 Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, 831-427-2334, stagnaros.com
Probably the most unique native Italian fishing households, Stagnaro provides fishing journeys, whale looking at and cruises.
Seascape Golfing Direction
610 Clubhouse Power, Aptos, 831-688-3214, seascapegc.com
You’ll be able to have each 18- and 9-hole lessons on greater than 6,000 yards, positioned between cypress bushes. SGC additionally has an on-site Nike Golfing finding out middle. Worth vary: $23-72 relying on day and time.
DeLaveaga Golfing Direction
401 Higher Park Highway, Santa Cruz, 831-423-7214, delaveagagolf.com
This pretty direction surrounded by way of bushes provides an 18- or 9-hole direction and riding vary plus cart leases. The riding vary has 40 stalls, so you might be nearly assured a place. Direction costs vary from $34-60.
Pasatiempo Golfing Direction
20 Clubhouse Highway, Santa Cruz, 831-459-9155, pasatiempo.com
A semi-private golfing membership which makes sure tee instances to be had to the general public. It provides a riding vary, golfing carts, golfing instruction and membership leases. The direction has a compulsory get dressed code, so remember to get dressed correctly. Costs vary from $150-175, relying at the day.
Journey Sports activities Limitless
303 Potrero St., Unit 15, Santa Cruz, 458-3648, asudoit.com
Qualified dive instructors educate scuba and lead dive journeys. Kayak condo and instruction.
Aqua Safaris SCUBA Middle
6896 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 831-479-4386, aquasafaris.com
Categories from novice to teacher stage, plus leases and retail tools.
413 Lake Ave., Santa Cruz, 831-479-1121; 2370 Hwy. 1, Moss Touchdown, kayakconnection.com
A one-stop-shop for all issues paddle similar, Kayak Connection provides sea kayaking, stand-up paddling leases, excursions, and instruction in Santa Cruz and Moss Touchdown.
Challenge Quest Kayaking
2 Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, 831-425-8445, kayaksantacruz.com
Convey your kayak or hire one right here and discover the bay. Excursions to be had.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
1021 Salinas Hwy., Monterey, 831-242-8201, mazdaraceway.com
This world-renowned raceway hosts thrilling auto and motorbike competitions.
Citadel Rock State Park
Within the Santa Cruz Mountains, alongside Skyline Side road. A premier bouldering vacation spot.
Pacific Edge Rock Mountain climbing Health club
104 Bronson St., #12, Santa Cruz, 831-454-9254, pacificedgeclimbinggym.com
An excellent number of indoor hiking. Bouldering, face climbs from 5.2 to five.13, a roof, weight room, even a crack climb.
6896 Soquel Ave., 831-479-4386, aquasafaris.com
Discover the arena’s oceans with Aqua Safaris.
Journey Sports activities
303 Potrero St., Unit 15, 831-458-3648, asudoit.com
Divers of all ability ranges can discover Monterey Bay’s reefs with entire coaching previously.
1233 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 831-332-7422, berdels.com
Berdels provides the whole lot the skating middle may just need from males’s attire to all skate wishes—get your pizza-printed skate socks right here.
222 Mt. Hermon Highway, Scotts Valley, 831-440-1088
Native store focusing on skate and surf manufacturers in Scotts Valley
508 Wooded area Manner, Santa Cruz
Inbuilt 1967, Derby has a protracted concrete skate run that results in a large bowl.
Invoice’s Wheels Skateshop
1240 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 831-469-0904, billswheels.com
Since 1977, this store has featured all kinds of forums and equipment.
Ken Wormhoudt Skate Park
225 San Lorenzo Blvd. at Riverside Ave., Santa Cruz
This massive park boasts a complete pipe, two bowls with pool coping and tile, a tradition bowl and boulevard direction with steps, hubba ledges, wall ridges, steel rails, and nice paintings.
Scotts Valley Skate Park
361 Kings Village Power, Scotts Valley, 831-426-8424
Right here you’ll to find strains, rails, and massive and small bowls for all ability ranges to experience.
Santa Cruz Boardroom
825 41st Ave., Santa Cruz, 831-464-2500, santacruzboardroom.com
Nice high quality forums and power, plus lots of neighborhood involvement.
Skydive Surf Town
160 Aviation Manner, Watsonville, 831-435-5169, santacruz-skydiving.com
Expertly educated jumpers come up with an insane adrenaline rush six days every week.
Skydive Monterey Bay
721 Neeson Highway, Marina, 831-384-3483, skydivemontereybay.com
Soar out of a superbly just right aircraft on the earth’s best possible tandem skydive for once-in-a-lifetime perspectives of the Monterey Bay and past.
Covewater Paddle Surf
726 Water St., Santa Cruz, 831-600-7230, covewater.com
Covewater is Northern California’s handiest devoted stand-up paddle board (SUP) store, offering stand-up paddle forums, apparatus, leases, and categories.
Stand-Up Paddle Board Co.
Santa Cruz Harbor, 831-818-7225
Distinctive services and products presented. Situated within the harbor.
SUP Shack Santa Cruz
2214 East Cliff Power, Santa Cruz, 831-464-7467, supshacksantacruz.com
Rookies and professionals alike benefit from the year-round leases and categories presented via this stand-up paddle boarding corporate, situated within the Santa Cruz harbor.
When the swell is up, this spot is where to be. A pleasant left careens in entrance of the quay, and a flip to the best can pass on perpetually, assuming your skag doesn’t hit the kelp-infested water.
Named for the copious quantities of kelp within the lineup that “hooks” round skags and booties, this great little level damage has a devoted following.
Manresa/L. a. Selva
Manresa is a mélange of peaks, valleys and sandbars, however ceaselessly where is epic, breaking left and proper and in all places. Be expecting a protracted, grueling paddle all the way through the wintertime to the outdoor.
Like its moniker, this position is excitement for almost everybody. Consequently, it’s in most cases crowded with everybody from groms to professionals, longboarders to ultra-thin glassed rippers.
The bunny slope of browsing will get its justifiable share of rookies, but it surely additionally has great, sloping waves that pass on perpetually. Simple get admission to and simple attitudes make Cowell stand out.
Probably the most highest vintage breaks on the earth, Steamer Lane greater than lives as much as its recognition. With 4 reef breaks rolled into one spot—The Level, Center Height, The Slot, and Signs—the Lane has all of it.
The most efficient tube rides to be had if the prerequisites are excellent. It’s a rapid proper that peaks over an outer reef and peels towards the coastline.
A perfect reef damage this is normally uncrowded (till now), particularly all the way through the weekdays. 3 Mile, as with maximum North Coast spots south of Davenport, features a lengthy stroll via brussels sprouts fields.
From lengthy paddles and robust currents to sharky waters and unpredictable peaks, Scott’s isn’t for the faint of middle or fingers. But if it is going off, it’s heaven on water.
Identical prerequisites for Waddell Creek as for Scott’s, excluding all the way through the summer time and early fall, when Waddell is without doubt one of the global’s premier wind- and kite-surfing spots.
Gives many surf clinics, plus mountain cycling, backpacking and rock-climbing.
Membership Ed Surf College and Leases, Inc.
Nice for locals and guests. Situated at Cowell Seashore between the Wharf and the Dream Inn.
Cowell’s Surf Store
30 Entrance St., Santa Cruz, 831-427-2355
Surf classes, leases and with reference to the most efficient novice damage within the space.
Freeline Surf Store
821 41st Ave., Santa Cruz, 831-476-2950, freelinesurf.com
Surfboard leases and extra—the whole lot from foam or soft-top forums, and fins, flippers, wetsuits or even stand-up paddle forums.
O’Neill Surf Store
400 Seashore St., Santa Cruz, 831-459-9230; 110 Cooper St. # D, Santa Cruz, 831-469-4377; 1115 41st Ave., Capitola, 831-475-4151, oneill.com
You’ll be able to nab surfboards, hire wetsuits and to find brand-new tools.
Richard Schmidt Surf College
236 San Jose Ave., Santa Cruz, 831-423-0928, richardschmidt.com
Richard Schmidt gained Easiest Surf College in our readers’ ballot. Word the person and team surf classes, plus summer time camps.
Surf College Santa Cruz
3548 Portola Power, Santa Cruz; 345 Swift St., Santa Cruz, 831-428-3647, surfschoolsantacruz.com
Bud Freitas grew up browsing in all places Santa Cruz County and has greater than 20 years of water enjoy to channel into his browsing classes. Board and wetsuit are equipped.
BE Sanding Ding Restore
1336 Brommer St., Ste. A2, Santa Cruz, 831-325-5487, besanding.com
This native knowledgeable ding restore corporate services and products surfboards, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.
Mount Hermon Adventures
17 Convention Power, Mount Hermon, 831-430-4357, mounthermonadventures.com
A normal excursion is a two-hour foray into the wooded area, which contains six ziplines and two sky bridges that sit down 150 ft within the air.