About Santa Cruz

Beautiful Beach

About Santa Cruz

lighthouseA gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Santa Cruz is sixty-five miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles north of Monterey, offering convenient access from anywhere in California.

Hugged by majestic redwoods and blessed with cool summers and mild winters, Santa Cruz County features 29 miles of long sandy beaches, ocean cliffs and California’s best surfing. In addition to the world-famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the fun-loving city features a lively downtown with great shopping, entertainment, restaurants and cafes. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway, a family vacation, an outdoor adventure or a place to simply relax, Santa Cruz has it all.