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400 San Andreas Rd., La Selva BeachBirdingDog Friendly
contact 831.724.3750

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Natural Bridges

2531 West Cliff Dr., Santa CruzBirdingDog Friendly
Tide pool area & accessible trail to Monarch grove contact 831.423.4609

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New Brighton

1500 Park Ave., CapitolaBirdingDog Friendly
contact 831.464.5620 or 831.464.6329

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201 State Park Dr., AptosBirdingDog Friendly
No fishing license required when fishing from the Cement Ship Pier. contact 831.685.6444

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Rio del Mar

Tide pools. contact 831.685.6500

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201 Sunset Beach Rd., WatsonvilleBirding
contact 831.763.7063

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end of West Beach St., WatsonvilleBirding
contact 831.763.7063

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Twin Lakes

East Cliff Dr. at 7th Ave., Santa CruzBirdingDog Friendly
Beach volleyball courts, fishing jetty, & access to harbor boat ramp. contact 831.429.2850

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East Cliff Dr. at Seabright Ave., Santa CruzBirdingDog Friendly
contact 831.429.2850

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Other Beach Locations: Greyhound Rock Hwy 1 at Swanton Rd | Bonny Doon Beach Hwy 1 at Bonny Doon Rd | Davenport Landing Hwy 1 at Davenport | Red, White & Blue Hwy 1 | Cowell Beach West Cliff Dr & Monterey | San Lorenzo Point East Cliff Dr at river mouth | Lincoln Beach end of 12th Ave | Pleasure Point Beach East Cliff Dr & 41st | Seabright Castle Beach East Cliff Dr at Cypress Ave | Capitola City Beach Capitola Village at the Esplanade | Main Beach on Bay St/Boardwalk | Pajaro Dunes State Beach off Beach Rd | Zumdowski State Beach Hwy 1 | Moss Landing State Beach