Find your flow on sun-soaked beaches in Santa Cruz. A wealth of things to do - from surfing to hiking in a coastal redwood forest to discovering a hip, new restaurant or boutique hotel - can be found here. An abundance of year-around events happening every week - many of them free - combined with natural beauty off scenic Highway 1 adjacent to the Monterey Bay make Santa Cruz California's quintessential beach vacation. Santa Cruz County beaches offer the perfect setting for seaside fun. Whether you enjoy surfing, playing beach volleyball, or hiking along the coastal bluffs, our beaches offer something for everyone. Looking for a dog-friendly beach, a place to picnic with the kids, or the perfect place for a romantic sunset stroll? From dramatic windswept cliffs to the charming ambiance of a picturesque seaside town, you're sure to find one of these California beaches in Santa Cruz County to be unforgettable.