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Mission Inn
Mission Inn
0.9 mi from Natural Bridges State Park
2.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (143 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Moore Creek Wildlife Preserve, Natural Bridges State Park, and …

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Babbling Brook Inn
Babbling Brook Inn
1.7 mi from Natural Bridges State Park
3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (265 reviews)

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

£168
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
1.9 mi from Natural Bridges State Park
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,836 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 …

£234
Ocean Pacific Lodge
Ocean Pacific Lodge
1.9 mi from Natural Bridges State Park
2.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (2,264 reviews)

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

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Casablanca On The Beach
Casablanca On The Beach
2.1 mi from Natural Bridges State Park
3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (641 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Santa Cruz hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Main Beach and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Santa …

£155
Pacific Blue Inn
Pacific Blue Inn
2.1 mi from Natural Bridges State Park
3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (226 reviews)

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

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Rio Vista Suites
Rio Vista Suites
2.3 mi from Natural Bridges State Park
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (196 reviews)

Situated near the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cruz …

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Continental Inn
Continental Inn
2.6 mi from Natural Bridges State Park
2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (1,323 reviews)

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

£89
Inn at Depot Hill
Inn at Depot Hill
6.1 mi from Natural Bridges State Park
4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (208 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this romantic bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Capitola Historical Museum, Capitola …

£178
Best Western Seacliff Inn
Best Western Seacliff Inn
8.3 mi from Natural Bridges State Park
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (712 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. …

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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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