70 miles south of San Francisco, 35 miles north of Monterey, and unabashedly left of center, you'll find great surf, sandy beaches, redwood-covered mountains, laid-back towns organic farms, and a burgeoning beer and wine scene. It's impossible to pick one place to visit in Santa Cruz County.

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Surf Cowell's Cove

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Bonfire at Seabright State Beach

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Beach Day at Lighthouse Field State Beach

4.0

A Beach Bonfire in Santa Cruz at Twin Lakes SB

Photograph the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

5.0

Catch a Sunset at Natural Bridges State Beach

4.4
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