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Pleasure Point
Boasting an iconic beachside atmosphere, Pleasure Point beckons visitors to California’s sunny shores with its cheerful surf shops and cozy cottages. This lively neighborhood in Santa Cruz is renowned for being one of the most beautiful spots on America’s Pacific coast – after all, who can resist trying their hand at surfing or simply admiring sun-kissed shorelines? With a name that speaks volumes about this idyllic locale from yesteryear (funnily enough during Prohibition!), you won’t be able to help but smile when spending time here – no board necessary!

Come experience the dazzling natural beauty of Pleasure Point’s East Cliff Drive, a scenic stretch along Monterey Bay Sanctuary Trail! Glide past beach coves and breakers alongside other cyclists, surfers with boards in tow. The Hook (East Cliff Dr & 41st Ave) is one of the area’s most popular surfing spots – treat yourself to stunning views from atop its mini blufftop park as you watch wetsuited wave-riders roll into shore. And don’t miss out on Pleasure Park just down at 32nd Avenue either; another great vantage point complete with breathtaking bayscapes awaits your discovery!

Start your day with a pick-me-up from one of Santa Cruz’s delightful coffee spots! Try Verve Coffee Roasters, where you can enjoy their delicious espresso creations while admiring the stylish new interiors by Young America Creative. If that doesn’t sound appealing enough already, Cat & Cloud is serving up creamy coffees roasted onsite in an aesthetically pleasing environment plus baked goodies delivered daily and fabulous avocado toast to be enjoyed at its bright front patio – all accompanied by “chill surf vibes” and adorably furry friends around!

Jack O’Neill Park offers a beautiful, untouched glimpse of the coast to commemorate its namesake – surf pioneer and wetsuit innovator Jack himself. It was here that thousands gathered in July 2017 for an amazing collective paddle out memorializing his legacy. From this location on East Cliff Drive at 37th Ave., admirers were able to experience first-hand the vastness of their admiration for one man who made such a profound impact on surfing culture worldwide.

If you’re looking for some fun in Santa Cruz County, 41st Ave is your go-to destination. Here you can find a variety of beach apparel and skate gear while also tasting delights from The Penny Ice Creamery or Pleasure Pizza. Plus there’s direct access to the weekly Live Oak Farmer’s Market where local produce abounds. And if that wasn’t enough – head down south past all those palm trees; this popular surf spot will not only provide great views but maybe even invite onlookers into an adventure on the waves themselves!

From East Cliff Drive to Pleasure Point Park and beyond, the movie set of Chasing Mavericks comes alive at this magical surf locale. In June celebrate with locals as they share all that their little slice of paradise has to offer! Take part in the Pleasure Point Street Faire for games, skateboarding fun, food trucks galore – there’s something here for everyone who loves riding waves or just vibing on beach life.

Escape to the shimmering shores of Santa Cruz for a restorative getaway at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. Not only is it within walking distance from all the action on 41st Avenue, but you can also expect two-room suites and an aquatic-themed lobby with a dazzling jellyfish chandelier! For more divine luxuries during your stay, Best Western Plus Capitola has a year round heated pool and hot tubs plus free WiFi – topped off with a delicious complimentary breakfast buffet every morning. Meanwhile over at Ocean Echo Beach Cottages there’s nothing quite like drifting off to sleep surrounded by crashing waves each night – fully equipped cottages alongside outdoor patios complete this little seaside paradise in true local style

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