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Natural Bridges State Beach

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Tips from locals

Rezan
Rezan
May 16, 2019
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
Kathryn
Kathryn
November 10, 2016
Close by, beach access, beautiful butterflies and tide pools.
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!
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.
Shilo
Shilo
May 05, 2019
Perfect place for a gorgeous view, amazing beach, tide pools, picnic tables and a nature walk with Monarch Butterflies!
Heather
Heather
May 27, 2019
Monarch butterflies nest here in winter. Nice trails to nesting spots and down to beach.
Maria
Maria
January 11, 2016
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.
Heather And Brian
Heather And Brian
November 23, 2016
This is where the butterflies migrate
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.
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.

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Location
2531 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone+1 831-423-4609
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 8:00 AM