Natural Bridges State Beach is located at the northern end of Santa Cruz and a mile over from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Beach. It is a scenic natural bridge stands in the water and is truly picturesque.
The beach was named after three natural bridges that jutted out into the ocean in 1900’s. Visitors were once able to walk and even drive on the bridges. One fell during early 20th century and the other one in 1980. Today only the middle one remains. It’s more of an arch rather than bridge.
On a boring Sunday, we drove out to Natural Bridges. It is gorgeous and a great spot for photography.
It is also a great place for swimming, flying kites, boogie boarding, chasing seagulls, exploring tide pools, gaze at the shore birds and butterflies.
Guided tours are offered for tide pools during low tide and see the remarkable Monarch butterflies (strictly a winter activity).
Spring offered us with awesome flowers and views.
The colors on the rocks were amazing.
If you are looking for more than a sandy beach, Natural Bridges State Beach is a wonderful place. It is a small beach and less crowded than the Santa Cruz beach and boardwalk. Stop by and enjoy!!!