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Twin Lakes State Beach, Santa Cruz

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Twin Lakes State Beach is a beach located on Monterey Bay directly south of the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor Santa Cruz, in coastal Santa Cruz County, northern California.

This mile-long shoreline is a popular place for swimming and picnicking, along with birdwatching in the adjacent Schwan's Lake.

It has a small craft harbor parallel to East Cliff and Portola Drives.

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  • This is the small stretch of beach east of the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor. From here you have a good view of the Walton Lighthouse located on the west side of the harbor. It is pleasant to visit....  more »
  • We enjoyed going to Twin Lakes State Beach in Santa Cruz. Its close to the main harbor area. We liked the views. We took a nice walk by the Pacific Ocean.  more »
  • Easy access. Close to restaurants and coffee. Clean beach, usually has lifeguards on duty. Public restrooms
  • Away from many of the tourists beaches. This beach is kept clean and is a favorite amongst locals.
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