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Santa Cruz

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All hell breaks loose with wildfires in California, but people (resident or tourists) still lounge on the beach mid day, as the skies fill with smoke in the near distance. Is it real, or a movie? You decide.
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elevation: 20' population: 62,956 zip code: 95060


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Santa Cruz County
N of Monterey
on Hwy 1 @ jct. Hwy 17




  • beaches
  • biking & rentals
  • boating
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • kayaking & rentals
  • redwood forests
  • Mystery Spot
  • San Carlos Mission
  • bird watching
  • San Lorenzo River
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Big Basin Redwood SP (CLOSED)
  • Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
  • Henry Cowell State Park
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach
  • Woods Lagoon
  • Moore Creek Preserve
  • Arana Gulch Preserve
  • Pogonip Peak
  • Neary Lagoon
  • Harvey West Park & Pool
  • DeLaveaga Park
  • Santa Cruz Dog Parks
  • Natural Bridges State Beach
  • Wilder Ranch State Park
  • Santa Cruz Wharf
  • Moran Lake Park
  • Anna Jean Cummings Park
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course
  • santa cruz campgrounds

    Henry Cowell Redwoods
    New Brighton State Beach Camping
    Seacliff Beach Campground
    Manresa State Beach Camp
    Butano Redwoods State Park
    Monterey Bay KOA RV Camp
    Santa Cruz Camping Seacliff

    tent camping

    Classic California: dreamy beach community. Surfing, sandy beaches, historic boardwalk, bars & restaurants. Redwood forest & train rides, plus camping in the hills. All this close to San Francisco Bay Area.

    nearby towns:
    Ben Lomond
    Boulder Creek
    San Gregorio
    local links:

    Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce
    611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Homeless Garden Project
    Shumei Natural Farm - Organics
    UCSC Organic Farm Tours
    Upstarts Organic Seedlings
    Beach Boardwalk
    Santa Cruz Archers
    Gabriella Organic Cafe
    Outstanding in the Field Farm Dinners
    Kresge Food Co-op
    New Leaf Community Market
    Santa Cruz Bird Club
    Friends of Santa Cruz Parks
    Kayaking Tours Santa Cruz
    Adventure Out Tours
    TimeBank Santa Cruz
    Electric Vehicle Association CC
    Woodies on the Wharf

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