Natural Bridges State Beach
2531 West Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Hours: 8 AM to Sunset

Natural Bridges State Beach is a 65-acre California State Park on the West Side of Santa Cruz. The park features a natural bridge across a section of the beach and it is also well known as a hotspot to see monarch butterfly migrations. There is a monarch butterfly trail and learning center, picnic tables and BBQs, and public restroom facilities including showers. If the tide is low you can even explore exposed tidepools!