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Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz 95060

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,708 reviews)

Cowell's Beach, the best beginner's surfing beach in Santa Cruz, is next to this 10-story hotel; the Santa Cruz Municipal …

£214
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz, CA

2956 Mission St, Santa Cruz 95060

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (27 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Moore Creek Wildlife Preserve and Natural Bridges State Park. Sant …

£143
Continental Inn
Continental Inn

414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz 95060

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (1,135 reviews)

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

£75
West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn
West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn

174 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz 95060

3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (105 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this romantic bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Santa Cruz Wharf and Main Beach. Santa Cruz …

£212
Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area
Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area

314 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz 95060

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (397 reviews)

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

£86
Casablanca On The Beach
Casablanca On The Beach

101 Main St, Santa Cruz 95060

3.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (520 reviews)

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

£116
Cliff Crest Bed & Breakfast
Cliff Crest Bed & Breakfast

407 Cliff St, Santa Cruz 95060

2.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (24 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Cocoanut Grove, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Mai …

£250
The Islander Motel
The Islander Motel

522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz 95060

2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (320 reviews)

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

£69
Quality Inn Santa Cruz
Quality Inn Santa Cruz

1101 Ocean St, Santa Cruz 95060

2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (444 reviews)

Situated near the boardwalk, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Town Clock, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Main Beach. …

£86
Best Western Inn
Best Western Inn

126 Plymouth St, Santa Cruz 95060

2.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (234 reviews)

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

£115
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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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