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Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Dream Inn Santa Cruz

175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
4.4 out of 5 (2,008 reviews)

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this resort is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum ...

£154

£154
Continental Inn

Continental Inn

414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
2.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 18 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now
3.8 out of 5 (1,444 reviews)

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing ...

£59

£59
Casablanca On The Beach

Casablanca On The Beach

101 Main St, Santa Cruz
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 14 hours ago
2 others viewing this property now
3.5 out of 5 (745 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Westside Santa Cruz hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing ...

£95

£95
Mission Inn

Mission Inn

2250 Mission Street, Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 12 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.1 out of 5 (207 reviews)

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Moore Creek Wildlife Preserve, Natural Bridges State Park and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. ...

£68

£68
Ocean Pacific Lodge

Ocean Pacific Lodge

301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
2.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 13 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now
3.9 out of 5 (2,438 reviews)

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and Main Beach. Santa Cruz ...

£58

£58
Hotel Solares

Hotel Solares

600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 11 hours ago
3.5 out of 5 (457 reviews)

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pacific Garden Mall, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum ...

£46

£46
Best Western Seacliff Inn

Best Western Seacliff Inn

7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 10 hours ago
4.2 out of 5 (799 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Aptos History Museum and Seacliff State Beach. Cabrillo College and Rio Del Mar Beach are also within ...

£114

£114
Pacific Blue Inn

Pacific Blue Inn

636 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 12 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.5 out of 5 (278 reviews)

Located in Downtown Santa Cruz, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Pacific Garden Mall, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cruz ...

£83

£83
West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn

West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn

174 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (140 reviews)

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this romantic bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Main Beach. Santa ...

£128

£128
Beach Street Inn and Suites

Beach Street Inn and Suites

125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz
2.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
4.5 out of 5 (320 reviews)

With direct access to the beach, this Westside Santa Cruz motel is within a 10-minute walk of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, Santa ...

£113

£113

Pocket Guide: Natural Bridges State Park 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.