Natural Bridges State Beach
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Natural Bridges State Beach is a 65-acre California state park in Santa Cruz, California in the United States. The park features a natural bridge across a section of the beach. It is also well known as a hotspot to see monarch butterfly migrations
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!
This beach is the closest and has interesting rock formations. From November to march, it is full of Monarch butterflies.
Perfect place for a gorgeous view, amazing beach, tide pools, picnic tables and a nature walk with Monarch Butterflies!
Monarch butterflies nest here in winter. Nice trails to nesting spots and down to beach.
If you're visiting in the fall, make sure to bring you're binoculars so you can see the thousands of monarchs spend their winters in a eucalyptus grove, until late January.
Great place to go to the beach or catch the Monarch Butterflies when the rest here on their long trek to Mexico.
Very cool beach! In the fall, monarch butterflies are seen in the 1000’s. Great spot for a picnic and beach photos.