Main Beach

4.5158 Votes Currently Open
  • Address: 108 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-8314205270
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Water Sport, Boating, Games

One of the major highlights of Santa Cruz, Main Beach is the most visited beach of the city, owing to the close proximity of several wonderful attractions like the Beach Boardwalk and the Santa Cruz Wharf. A number of people can be seen here indulging in water activities like beach volleyball, swimming, boating, surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and fishing. Though it is busy on weekdays too, finding a spot on the weekends can be an impossible task, so it is best to reach here early in the morning if you want to enjoy Main Beach the way it is supposed to be.

Main Beach Travel Tips

  • Lots of events and concerts are regularly held on the beach ground.
  • No dogs allowed on the beach.
  • Entry is free.
  • Open always.

How to Reach Main Beach

  • Bus 03 stop Beach & Riverside bus station
  • Rent or hire a car or taxi.

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  • Main Beach Address: 108 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA, United States
  • Main Beach Contact Number: +1-8314205270
  • Main Beach Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Main Beach(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Main Beach: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 34.57% of people who visit Santa Cruz include Main Beach in their plan

  • 36.11% of people start their Main Beach visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Main Beach

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

88.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Main Beach

People normally club together Santa Cruz Wharf and Mystery Spot while planning their visit to Main Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Main Beach Reviews & Ratings

  • Its pretty crowded and can get really cold sometimes, but other than that its a great place to have fun or to just hang out and watch the waves as they crash onto the sandy shore. Whats especially nice about the main beach is that its connected directly to the boardwalk which hosts many amazing time occupants!

  • Wonderful little beach with that classic Californian vibe. Beware: the water is much colder than you will expect! Keep and eye out for sea otters (harmless) and sea lions (stay away) and enjoy that beautiful beach culture.

  • A nice and sandy beach. Packed with people during the day. A great place to go as family. Enjoy the walking along beach. Remember your sunscreen!

  • A great spot to hangout on the beach and have closer access to all kinds of games, carnival rides, food, and shops. A lot of fun!

  • Lived my entire life in the Santa Cruz area and I've been going to main beach almost every week as far back as I can remember. The sand is fine and soft and the waves have places where they get pretty big for those who like to buggy board and areas with usually smaller waves for kids. It's almost always clean as can be and their is more than plenty to do near by. Restaurant, the boardwalk, hotels for sleepy travelers just a short walk away.

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