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Pleasure Point Beach

East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
831-0454-7956
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Great surf but the locals are rude and nasty

The surf at Pleasure Point is great, but all the local surfers (particularly the middle-aged to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christian E
A lovely spot

We arrived to find this area busy with tourists. As we walked toward town I noticed an access to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A popular Santa Cruz surf spot.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
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831-0454-7956
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The surf at Pleasure Point is great, but all the local surfers (particularly the middle-aged to older men) are very rude. They clearly don't like seeing 'new' people around the beach. I go to UCSC and routinely get hassled by the older men surfing here....More

Thank Christian E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to find this area busy with tourists. As we walked toward town I noticed an access to the beach. We explained that we were visiting from Colorado and asked for directions to the beach. A kind family escorted us in the passage way...More

Thank 1khearty
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Watch surfers, bikinis, dogs being walked, kids pushed in strollers, Up about 30 ft from the ocean. Separate path for bikers vs pedestrians.

Thank RocketFloyd
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very nice beach, especially if you want to work out first at Pleasure Point Pilates and take a mat class there. The only problem with the beach is, it's always run with dogs off the leash. So, beware if you don't care for dogs on...More

Thank yobbb
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Pleasure Point is beautiful at any time of day, but at sunrise, it provides a perfect place to view the sunrise. It was worth getting up!

Thank Kona W
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I've surfed that beach for 30 yers- I hope to win the longboard contest next fall. it is just beautiful. located where Alfred Hitchcock filmed the Birds. the entire east and west cliff drive is spectacular and I tery to see every sunrise and sunset...More

1  Thank Will S
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here when visiting family. They live in nearby Soquel. This is an awesome little town square! It's a classic surf town where everything is bright and energetic, and you feel like you could stay there forever. There are great walking...More

1  Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great spot to walk, watch surfers, a real neighborhood. Cool breeze off the bay perfect place to unwind

Thank catc0x
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The beach is the greatest. You can swim or just watch to marine life. I have played with otters and also have seen dolphins and other sea life. The Pleasure Point area also has a mall and numerous restaurants.

1  Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I love this part of SC. It's fun to watch the surfers, and when the Golden Poppies are in bloom, the views are especially sublime. You can walk here from Capitola. It's easy and worth the time.

Thank Balkans_Phile
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28 July 2015|
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Response from SAM S | Reviewed this property |
Nothing happening at the Point this week, but the surf is good. If you don't surf, take a lesson from Bud at Santa Cruz surf school, a very local boy. Capitola has free Wed. Music and the Boardwalk has free music on Friday... More
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