Eastside Santa CruzSanta Cruz

Experience the seaside, beaches, and sunrises in Eastside Santa Cruz!

Discover the seaside area of Eastside Santa Cruz—beaches, a scenic waterfront, and top sights like Monterey Bay.

Top Hotels in Eastside Santa Cruz

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages
Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages
3.5 out of 5
401 Johans Beach Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥22,407 per night

Located in Eastside Santa Cruz, this beach inn is within a 10-minute walk of Sunny Cove Beach and Twin Lakes State Beach. Santa Cruz Harbor and Santa Cruz Beach ...

4.2/5Excellent! (204 reviews)

"The property is right next to a beach cove which is nice. Would have liked our room to be a little more set into the property and not right under the office. Construction was going on right across the street though which was very noisy and were unable to utilize all the amenities unfortunately due ..."…"

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages
Harbor Inn
Harbor Inn
2 out of 5
645 Seventh Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥9,542 per night

Located in Eastside Santa Cruz, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Cruz Harbor, Monterey Bay, and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Capitola Beach is 2.6 mi ...

4.2/5Very Good! (188 reviews)

"We were a block from the beach and it was open this weekend from being shut down. Super close to an awesome breakfast place. Centrally located within Santa Cruz to pleasure point and east cliff, and Marianne’s ice cream. We’ll be back"…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

Harbor Inn
Hitching Post Studios Inn
Hitching Post Studios Inn
2 out of 5
1717 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥10,185 per night

Located in Eastside Santa Cruz, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Monterey Bay. Capitola Beach is 3 mi (4.8 ...

3.6/5Good! (302 reviews)

"Desk mgr very friendly and helpful .. facility clean and neat .. parking tight .. overall very pleasant .."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Hitching Post Studios Inn
3440 Saint Deyns St House by RedAwning
3440 Saint Deyns St House by RedAwning
4 out of 5
3440 Saint Deyns St, Santa Cruz, CA

Located in Eastside Santa Cruz, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Pleasure Point and Monterey Bay. Capitola Beach is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away.

3440 Saint Deyns St House by RedAwning
New Listing! Modern Beach House W/ Hot Tub 5 Bedroom Home
New Listing! Modern Beach House W/ Hot Tub 5 Bedroom Home
3 out of 5
567 35th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA

Located in Eastside Santa Cruz, this family-friendly Santa Cruz vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Pleasure Point and Monterey Bay. Capitola Beach is ...

New Listing! Modern Beach House W/ Hot Tub 5 Bedroom Home

Popular places to visit in Eastside Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Harbor
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Santa Cruz Harbor

Explore the waterfront in Santa Cruz with a trip to Santa Cruz Harbor. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Pleasure Point Park
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Pleasure Point Park

Explore the lovely green spaces of Pleasure Point Park and enjoy the surfing in Santa Cruz. Attend a sporting event in this walkable area, or seek out the biking trails.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

4.5/5(2,013 reviews)

Enjoy the thrills at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and find out why people love this theme park in Santa Cruz. Attend a sporting event in this walkable area, or seek out the biking trails.

Mystery Spot
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Mystery Spot

4/5(639 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Santa Cruz when you make a stop at a top site like Mystery Spot. Attend a sporting event in this walkable area, or seek out the surfing spots.

University of California Santa Cruz
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University of California Santa Cruz

4/5(551 reviews)

Walk around the campus of University of California Santa Cruz, a top university in Santa Cruz. Attend a sporting event in this walkable area, or seek out the surfing spots.

Capitola Beach
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Capitola Beach

4.5/5(454 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Capitola Beach, a popular beach in Capitola. While in this quaint area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Eastside Santa Cruz

Redwood Forest Steam Train Adventure
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Redwood Forest Steam Train Adventure

¥3,542
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Santa Cruz Beach Train Adventure
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Santa Cruz Beach Train Adventure

¥3,756
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Beginner Rock Climbing Lesson
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Beginner Rock Climbing Lesson

¥10,625
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Beginner Surfing Lessons - Santa Cruz
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Beginner Surfing Lessons - Santa Cruz

¥11,698
Per adult
Wilderness Survival Skills Clinic
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Wilderness Survival Skills Clinic

¥14,488
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Los Gatos Scavenger Hunt: The Peak of Purrfection in Los Gatos
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Los Gatos Scavenger Hunt: The Peak of Purrfection in Los Gatos

¥2,189
Per adult

Other neighborhoods in Santa Cruz

Evening stroll at the Seabright Beach. If you are lucky, you might run into Matt performing amazing bike tricks by the lighthouse. #LifeAtExpedia #sunset #goldenBeach #blueSky
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Upper Seabright

When in Upper Seabright, you can plan a visit to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Harbor, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Upper Seabright
Evening stroll at the Seabright Beach. If you are lucky, you might run into Matt performing amazing bike tricks by the lighthouse. #LifeAtExpedia #sunset #goldenBeach #blueSky
Janet Chang on trover

Seabright

While visiting Seabright, you might make a stop by sights like Santa Cruz Harbor and Main Beach.

Seabright
Good pizza if you are downtown Santa Cruz
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Downtown Santa Cruz

4.5/5Wonderful!(27 area reviews)

Unique features of Downtown Santa Cruz include the beaches and restaurants. Make a stop by Pacific Garden Mall or Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History while you're exploring the area.

Downtown Santa Cruz
What better way to start your day!
Dori Vogel Cirrincione on trover

Opal Cliffs

While visiting Opal Cliffs, you might make a stop by sights like Monterey Bay and Pleasure Point Park.

Opal Cliffs
Westside Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

Westside Santa Cruz

4/5Very Good!(2,586 area reviews)

Westside Santa Cruz is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Santa Cruz.

Westside Santa Cruz