|Santa Cruz State Parks
Natural Bridges State Beach -
world-renowned for its yearly migration
of monarch butterflies mid-October to late January.
Twin Lakes State Beach
a mile of sandy shoreline and popular
for swimming and picnicking. The park's adjacent Schwann Lake is a good
location for bird watching.
New Brighton State Beach -
93-acre park along the beautiful
coast of Santa Cruz offers spectacular views of the Monterey Bay.
Seacliff State Beach -
known for its fishing pier and
fossils of extinct marine creatures in the bluffs.
Manresa State Beach -
a beautiful expanse of sea and
sand, with surf, fishing, surfing, and recreation.
Sunset State Beach -
During the summer and autumn, it
is possible to see large groups of bottle nosed dolphins.