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Opal Cliff Beach House

4355 Opal Cliff Drive Santa Cruz United States CA 95062
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  • 1
    0.14 mi

    Freeline Design Surf Shop

    0.14 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    1 review

    Great surf shop. Great inventory of boards, wetsuits and other stuff. You can also rent boards for $25 day.

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  • 2
    0.23 mi

    Shark's Cove

    0.23 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    1 review

    Nice, mellow wave just to the east of the "Hook" at Pleasure Point. It's a little more out in open water than other nearby breaks, which I presume is how it got the "shark" name, but still pretty protected by the thick kelp growth of the area. This was the first place I ever surfed that had kelp directly in ...

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  • 3
    0.33 mi

    The Hook

    0.33 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    9 reviews

    Intermediate surf spot - great waves with a ssw swell . . . outdoor showers and bathrooms. Keep an eye out for Jack O'neil who lives down the street - the local legend likes to hangout on his patio and watch the waves.

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  • 4
    0.9 mi

    Monarch Butterfly Trail

    0.9 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    8 reviews

    A wonder.

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  • 5
    0.81 mi

    Margaritaville

    0.81 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    2 reviews

    Capitola Village is a great place to spend the day - the beach, restaurants, shops and especially the people are amazing

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  • 6
    0.94 mi

    Capitola Mall

    0.94 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    1 review

    Trade Joes (our favorite food store) and lots of other stores, including Macys, Sears and Bed Bath and Beyond.

  • 7
    0.38 mi

    Oneill Wetsuit Outlet

    0.38 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    1 review

    Great place to fish around for a discounted suit or board on no sale days.

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  • 8
    0.65 mi

    Fast Eddy's Billiards

    0.65 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    1 review

    Two floors of pool tables, a full bar and a rockin good time are what you'll find at Fast Eddy's. Happy hour is 4-6:30pm every night with a decent selection of beers on tap. The atmosphere inside is rather dark and pub-like, but in no way do you ever feel closed in. The place exudes lots of local character and ...

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  • 9
    0.82 mi

    Thanksgiving 2011

    0.82 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    1 review
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  • 10
    0.35 mi

    41st Ave Surf Break

    0.35 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    1 review

    I love surfing here. There is no real beach to hang out on, but the waves are really long and clean, and its usually less crowded than some of the other breaks in Santa Cruz. There is a lot of kelp here, though, which creeps some people out. You park in a little parking lot towards the end of 41st ...

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  • 11
    0.68 mi

    Capitola Beach

    0.68 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    1 review

    Limited in size, marginal surf, this beach adds to the aesthetic appeal of Capitola but offers no enticement of its own.

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  • 12
    3.27 mi

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

    3.27 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    126 reviews

    Designed in 1907 to be the “Coney Island of the West,” Santa Cruz’s boardwalk, on Main Beach, is the last remaining major family-oriented carnival-style park on the West Coast. It plays host to the 1924 wooden Giant Dipper roller coaster and the 1911 Looff Carousel, both National Historic Landmarks. The carousel is one of few left where riders on outside ...

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  • 13
    3.6 mi

    Steamer Lane

    3.6 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    36 reviews

    This place is pure magic when the waves are breaking. The visual is just stunning. I've never actually surfed in Steamer Lane but I watched a WQS event there in 2009 and the waves were just insane, 10+ ft. Beautiful and scary at the same time.

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  • 14
    4.27 mi

    Mystery Spot

    4.27 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    43 reviews

    If you know your physics you'll realize there is nothing special about this place. It's a mystery spot because well... people who come here don't realize it's on the slant of a hill. Else, this place is quite fun for the family. Enjoy!

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  • 15
    3.2 mi

    Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf

    3.2 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    23 reviews

    Best Seafood in town. Plenty of shops and Sea Lions

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  • 16
    3.65 mi

    Santa cruz surfing Museum

    3.65 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    21 reviews

    This tiny museum is just on the other side of Lighthouse Field (at the end of our street). The museum packs a lot of local surfing history into the small space. It's free! And worth a quick visit.

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  • 17
    3.42 mi

    Cowell Beach

    3.42 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    19 reviews

    This beach is decent for swimming and lounging around, but it's far too shallow and calm for surfing. If you're looking for a more authentic Santa Cruz beach, perhaps try Seabright or Natural Bridges.

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  • 18
    2.56 mi

    Seabright State Beach

    2.56 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    16 reviews

    Walking distance and GREAT for bonfires!

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  • 19
    2.97 mi

    The Giant Dipper

    2.97 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    15 reviews

    I'm not much of a rollercoaster fan, but the Giant Dipper is pretty darn fun. It's a bit smaller than most, which makes it less frightening for those not fond of heights.

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  • 20
    3.81 mi

    West Cliff Drive

    3.81 mi from Opal Cliff Beach House
    13 reviews

    The most scenic street in all of Santa Cruz, and conveniently, the same street you vacation home is located on! WCD is a great place to take in the geography of the Monterey Bay. Otter and dolphin sightings are common, and seals can be heard barking away out on the municipal wharf.

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