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Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Dream Inn Santa Cruz

175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz 95060

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,890 reviews)

Located in the heart of Santa Cruz, this resort is within a 5-minute walk of Santa Cruz Wharf and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Beac …

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Ocean Pacific Lodge

Ocean Pacific Lodge

301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz 95060

2.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (2,295 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center …

£144
Continental Inn

Continental Inn

414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz 95060

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (1,354 reviews)

Situated near the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Art & History and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. …

£111
Pacific Blue Inn

Pacific Blue Inn

636 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz 95060

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (233 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Pacific Garden Mall, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk …

£138
Babbling Brook Inn

Babbling Brook Inn

1025 Laurel St, Santa Cruz 95060

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (282 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pacific Garden Mall, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and …

£149
Best Western Seacliff Inn

Best Western Seacliff Inn

7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos 95003

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (742 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aptos History Museum, Seacliff State Beach, and Rio Del Mar Beach. …

£153
Best Western Inn

Best Western Inn

126 Plymouth St, Santa Cruz 95060

2.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (338 reviews)

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Town Clock, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Main Beach. …

£92
Beachview Inn

Beachview Inn

50 Front St, Santa Cruz 95060

2.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (854 reviews)

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration …

£108
Rio Vista Suites

Rio Vista Suites

611 Third Street, Santa Cruz 95060

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (206 reviews)

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cru …

£147
The Islander Motel

The Islander Motel

522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz 95060

2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (414 reviews)

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz Beach …

£84

Pocket Guide: Santa Cruz Natural Bridges State Park Hotels

See Monarch Butterflies

Based in Santa Cruz, California, Natural Bridges State Park is 65-acres of waterfront parkland and is famous for its yearly migration of monarch butterflies. Visitors can see thousands of the colourful creatures during peak season (from mid October to late January). In cooler weather, you can see the butterflies hanging in clusters from the branches of eucalyptus trees set within a protected canyon providing shelter from the wind. In warmer temperatures, the butterflies will be fluttering freely around the park. Visitors can also get up-close to Monarch eggs, caterpillars and chrysalises in a special demonstration area. The family-friendly park offers fascinating tours where you can learn more about the migration and lifecycle of the butterfly.

Wildlife-Spotting at Natural Bridges State Beach

A haven for wildlife lovers, Natural Bridges State Beach is a great place to spy migrating whales, seals and otters, as well as shore and ocean birds, including pelicans and cormorants. At low tide, families with kids in tow should make a beeline for one of the many tidepools where you can spot sea stars, crabs, sea anemones and many more sea creatures.

Fascinating Geology

Natural Bridges State Beach named after its natural mudstone bridge that was carved into the cliff by the ocean more than a million years ago. Visitors used to be allowed to climb on the bridge, but since the arch is now in danger of collapsing, it has been closed to the public.

Sporting Activities

Visitors can enjoy numerous year-round sporting activities at Natural Bridges State Beach, including swimming, hiking, kite flying, windsurfing and surfing, the latter of which is most popular during the winter months thanks to large swells. Scenic hiking trails feature the Monarch Butterfly Nature Preserve and the Moore Creek estuary.

Where to Eat

If you fancy a barbecue, grills can be found among eucalyptus and pine trees. Alternatively, enjoy a picnic on the beach.

Stay near Natural Bridges State Beach

Moments from Natural Bridges State Park is a huge range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, including picturesque spa resorts, boutique hotels, beach-front inns and cheap motels. Many of these properties offer swimming pools, high-speed internet and air conditioning.

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