Natural Bridges State Beach

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  • Address: 2531 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA, 95060, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8314234609
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Hiking Trail, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Nature, Rides, Landmarks, Natural, Beaches

Natural Bridges State Beach - Review

The 65 acre Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz is so named because the state park used to form a natural bridge connecting the other side of the beach. Some parts of this natural beach can still be seen standing till date, though a majority has been lost to the tides of time and water both. The park provides innumerable opportunities for hiking, swimming, scenic walks and thrilling surf rides. It is also home to the Monarch butterfly from October to February, and one can expect large number of people visiting the park for a glance at these beautiful creatures.

Natural Bridges State Beach Information

  • Reach by public transport or find a free parking nearby as only paid parking is available inside.

Natural Bridges State Beach Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.
  • Parking is paid.

Natural Bridges State Beach Opening and Closing Hours

  • Park Hours: 8:00am – Sunset
  • Visitor Centre: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Check official website for detailed timings of upcoming events and tours.

How To reach Natural Bridges State Beach by Public Transport

  • Bus 03 stops at Delaware & Natural Bridges bus station.
  • Rent a car/taxi.

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TripHobo Highlights for Natural Bridges State Beach

  • Natural Bridges State Beach Address: 2531 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA, 95060, United States
  • Natural Bridges State Beach Contact Number: +1-8314234609
  • Natural Bridges State Beach Timing: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Natural Bridges State Beach Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Natural Bridges State Beach(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Natural Bridges State Beach: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Natural Bridges State Beach

  • 95% of people who visit Santa Cruz include Natural Bridges State Beach in their plan

  • 29.37% of people start their Natural Bridges State Beach visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Natural Bridges State Beach

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

92.36% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Natural Bridges State Beach

People normally club together West Cliff Drive and Santa Cruz Wharf while planning their visit to Natural Bridges State Beach.

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

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Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz Reviews

  • This is a family friendly beach, very small beach partly sandy and partly rocky, The Natural Arch like structure is beautiful to watch the waves crash thru them. The rocks are very clean and shallow ponds of water with sea creatures like anemones, starfishes, Acorn Barnacles etc. Small kids will enjoy them. The tide pools are worth a watch, if you are lucky you can see splash, There is a lot of picnic area. There is parking inside the park - You can park for free on the neighborhood and walk along. Rest rooms are clean and there are Bay watch guards for safety. Work spending half a day or so. Larger groups can spend more time here. Small hikes also is possible

  • A fantastic CA state Park with a beautiful Sandy Beach. The water is cold and weather is usually nice throughout the late morning early afternoon. Awesome tide pools and small visitor center. Also, a seasonal monarch buttery refuge. Paid parking lot.

  • Very popular beach, with a good reason - it’s beautiful! There are some nicer beaches further up the coast, but this may be down to personal preference when it comes down to it! Can’t speak for the restrooms or picnic area, but the beach itself is lovely. If you want a nice beach that’s close to Santa Cruz, this is the perfect spot!

  • This is view from up view point (near to parking). But for amazing view with hole in the mountain(stone)you have to go the beach area. I saw many wonderful photos of this place from other people. But I like a time to make photos on sunset or sunrise. I was there around noon and have to go on other place. See this place one more time next trip

  • Beautiful. Nice walk. Romantic. I saw some nesting seabirds and their babies. You can go down to the beach and check out their tide pools. Or see a light house which hosts a surfing museum.

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