Santa Cruz Harbor
Special events and activities are scheduled year-round and include Wednesday-night sailboat races during daylight saving time (March through November); the Lighted Boat Parade on the first Saturday in December; and Thursday-night barbecues in summer. A free, accessible water taxi tours the inner harbor from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Marina Interpretive Walk
Trailhead: Enter anywhere along the harbor
Length: 1-2 total miles
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: Level
Obstacles: The path onto the beach can be covered in sand.
DescriptionThe Marina Interpretive Walk, bordered by ice plant and small shrubs, travels alongside the harbor. Interpretive signs provide information about fishing, the environment, harbor wildlife, and local history. Pelicans are plentiful and fun to watch. The sounds of chiming sailboats, crashing waves, and birds mute the traffic noise along the route. Water fountains and benches are scattered here...
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The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Beach Wheelchair: Yes
Accessible Parking: Yes
Accessible Restroom: Yes
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|Managing Agency:||Santa Cruz Port District|
|Address:||135 Fifth Ave., 2222 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz|
|Nearest City:||Santa Cruz|
|Hours:||4 am-10 pm|
|Fees:||Parking, Boat launch|
|Dogs:|| On leash|
Leash must be 6 feet or less
|Public Transportation:||Santa Cruz Metro|
Reviewed by Foster Andersen, October 9, 2008
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