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Natural Bridges State Beach

134 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Teresa And Julia
Teresa And Julia
October 18, 2019
Beautiful place to see tide pools and the Monarch butterflies every year.
Heather And Brian
Heather And Brian
November 23, 2016
This is where the butterflies migrate
Colleen
Colleen
July 28, 2015
Great beach and state park
Mj
Mj
October 24, 2019
It's very cool at low tide to explore (gently) the tide pools.
Caryn
Caryn
September 10, 2019
Very cool beach! In the fall, monarch butterflies are seen in the 1000’s. Great spot for a picnic and beach photos.
Joyce
Joyce
June 21, 2019
This beach is the closest and has interesting rock formations. From November to march, it is full of Monarch butterflies.
Timothy Paul
Timothy Paul
November 11, 2015
Great place to go to the beach or catch the Monarch Butterflies when the rest here on their long trek to Mexico.
Vania
Vania
October 15, 2019
Historic stone landmark. Good tide pools at low tide. The monarch butterfly area is walking distance when the are hibernating here during certain times of the year.
Terri
Terri
May 15, 2016
Natural Bridges is one the most iconic beaches in Santa Cruz. It gets its name from the bridge-like rocks that are left over form the waves crashing into them for years. It is also the location that millions of Monarch butterflies migrate to every year. For a full day of fun, look no further!
Heather
Heather
May 27, 2019
Monarch butterflies nest here in winter. Nice trails to nesting spots and down to beach.
Kathryn
Kathryn
November 10, 2016
Close by, beach access, beautiful butterflies and tide pools.

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Location
2531 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone+1 831-423-4609
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:00 PM