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Natural Bridges State Beach

Santa Cruz

Great for sunsets, this sandy beach fronted by a natural sandstone bridge is a family favorite and tops for wildlife viewing. Scan the bay for whales, seals and otters or, at low tide, comb tide pools for sea stars and sea anemones. Shorebirds patrol the skies, while monarch butterflies make the park their winter home, usually arriving mid-October and leaving in late January.

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