Natural Bridges State Beach
134 locals recommend ·
Tips from locals
Beautiful place to see tide pools and the Monarch butterflies every year.
Very cool beach! In the fall, monarch butterflies are seen in the 1000’s. Great spot for a picnic and beach photos.
This beach is the closest and has interesting rock formations. From November to march, it is full of Monarch butterflies.
Great place to go to the beach or catch the Monarch Butterflies when the rest here on their long trek to Mexico.
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.
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!
Monarch butterflies nest here in winter. Nice trails to nesting spots and down to beach.
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