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Twin Lakes State Beach: Tours & Tickets

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2875 E Cliff Dr, Parallel to East Cliff Drive and Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4717
+1 831-429-2850
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Reviewed September 9, 2019

After dinner I stopped at Twin Lakes State Beach Park…it was very cool!!! Lots of huge waves crashing the shore and a beautiful light house in the distance. The sand was very cool and very white and the water was magnificent…. There were not many...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank gary c
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

This is a good Beach to bring your kids. Close to the harbor so Parking is a challenge. Please, pack your trash.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank bigwaves4fun
Reviewed August 3, 2019

We found this beach accidentally and since it was later in the day we were able to snag a parking spot. We didn't swim but enjoyed walking along the surf. It was almost deserted, so I'm guessing it's not something most tourists know about! I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank gypsymamma
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

Sandy Beaches, a Lighthouse and an amazing view close to the Santa Cruz broad walk - a perfect place for a quick getaway on a Sunny Day (~an hour away from SFO). Beach Volleyball courts are a great add on! The beach is surrounded by...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank manoj_biswal
Reviewed April 28, 2019

This is south of the beaches that the weekend tourist know and haunt. Here local families can enjoy the beach contending only with fellow locals.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Scablands
Reviewed January 31, 2019

Beautiful spot to enjoy the beach any time of the year! Take the kids, your friend or just go by yourself!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sunclan
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Excellent surf for boogie boards. Between noon and 3pm was best. Late in afternoon waves get taller and crash down hard as it’s building to high tide. — Parking is limited. Bike or walk if you can — Did not need parking tag on weekdays...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 207RoM
Reviewed July 19, 2018

twin lakes beach is great to have a bonfire at in the evening and picnic at- I like to flyn my kites there. it's usually hard to find a parking place- but worth the effort to go and be at.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank WillS1706
Reviewed June 1, 2018

This is a pleasant stretch of beach adjacent to East Cliff, big enough to accommodate lots of visitors on a sunny day. There appears to be a fair amount of surf for surfers, plus stretches where swimmers can safely swim between buoys. It's pretty clean,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank NeetsF
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Twin Lakes is a smaller beach area, adjacent to the Santa Cruz Harbor. Currently, they are building a boardwalk and trying to improve parking. Not sure when it will re-open.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Kim C
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Dogs must be on leash.