Beach Cottage Guidebook

Kim
Beach Cottage Guidebook

Food scene

A short walk and beautiful views of the Santa Cruz harbor and lighthouse. The more formal dining room is downstairs. Upstairs it's more casual for burgers, fish & chips, etc. with lots of patio seating.
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Crow's Nest Restaurant
2218 East Cliff Drive
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A short walk and beautiful views of the Santa Cruz harbor and lighthouse. The more formal dining room is downstairs. Upstairs it's more casual for burgers, fish & chips, etc. with lots of patio seating.
In the parking lot of the Crow's Nest - a quality gift shop with unique items as well as sandwiches & pizza you can have on their patio.
Crow’s Nest Beach Market
2218 E Cliff Dr
In the parking lot of the Crow's Nest - a quality gift shop with unique items as well as sandwiches & pizza you can have on their patio.
A favorite brunch spot 2 blocks away. There is usually a line to get in, but it's worth it. A favorite of our guests.
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Harbor Café
535 7th Avenue
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A favorite brunch spot 2 blocks away. There is usually a line to get in, but it's worth it. A favorite of our guests.
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Aldo's Harbor Restaurant
616 Atlantic Avenue
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Casual with great location.
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Cafe El Palomar
2222 East Cliff Drive
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Casual with great location.
Dogs allowed on the patio.
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Seabright Social
519 Seabright Avenue
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Dogs allowed on the patio.
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Johnny's Harborside
493 Lake Avenue
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Another favorite breakfast spot of our guests.
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Linda's Seabreeze Café
542 Seabright Avenue
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Another favorite breakfast spot of our guests.
Great Italian food. Order the tiramisu - you'll remember why you used to order it.
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Lillian's Italian Kitchen
1148 Soquel Avenue
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Great Italian food. Order the tiramisu - you'll remember why you used to order it.
Casual Mexican restaurant a short drive away with a patio.
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El Jardin Restaurant
655 Capitola Road
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Casual Mexican restaurant a short drive away with a patio.
I've been meaning to try this new tiki restaurant. I follow them on Instagram. A rotating bar on the wharf.
Makai Island Kitchen & Groggery
49 Municipal Wharf
I've been meaning to try this new tiki restaurant. I follow them on Instagram. A rotating bar on the wharf.
A local Santa Cruz favorite. And they deliver!
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Woodstock's Pizza Santa Cruz
710 Front Street
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A local Santa Cruz favorite. And they deliver!
A very fun tiki restaurant with a private room for large groups. A family favorite.
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Hula's Island Grill
221 Cathcart St
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A very fun tiki restaurant with a private room for large groups. A family favorite.
Mexican restaurant in a beautiful historic hotel building. Notice the tiled ceiling. Inventive margaritas. There is also a sister casual taqueria appended to it - great food at budget prices.
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El Palomar
1336 Pacific Avenue
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Mexican restaurant in a beautiful historic hotel building. Notice the tiled ceiling. Inventive margaritas. There is also a sister casual taqueria appended to it - great food at budget prices.
Sweet and charming with good food to boot. Small dining room and smaller patio. A favorite of Kim's for lunch or dinner.
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Gabriella Café
910 Cedar Street
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Sweet and charming with good food to boot. Small dining room and smaller patio. A favorite of Kim's for lunch or dinner.
Unique restaurant by the river. A funicular ride down the landscaped hillside to a hidden treasure. Sit on the deck by the river for a more casual meal, or in the historical dining room for a step up. The go-to restaurant for our family's special occasions.
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Shadowbrook Restaurant
1750 Wharf Road
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Unique restaurant by the river. A funicular ride down the landscaped hillside to a hidden treasure. Sit on the deck by the river for a more casual meal, or in the historical dining room for a step up. The go-to restaurant for our family's special occasions.
The name says it all. Sit on the deck with a margarita or planter's punch and gaze at the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful cliff side village of Capitola. Life is good.
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Margaritaville
231 Esplanade
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The name says it all. Sit on the deck with a margarita or planter's punch and gaze at the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful cliff side village of Capitola. Life is good.

Sightseeing

We take all of our visitors here - there is a flat easy 1 mile loop trail (will even work for strollers & wheelchairs) through the giant redwood trees. In nearby Felton - about a 15 minute drive (approximately 5 miles) away.
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헨리 코웰 레드우즈 주립공원
101 North Big Trees Park Road
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We take all of our visitors here - there is a flat easy 1 mile loop trail (will even work for strollers & wheelchairs) through the giant redwood trees. In nearby Felton - about a 15 minute drive (approximately 5 miles) away.
You've seen the bumper stickers - you need to see it. Pretty kitschy but a perfect little jaunt and fun for the whole family. About 15 minutes away.
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The Mystery Spot
465 Mystery Spot Road
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You've seen the bumper stickers - you need to see it. Pretty kitschy but a perfect little jaunt and fun for the whole family. About 15 minutes away.
Yes, there's the Boardwalk, but a stroll on the wharf is nice too. The wharf is just beyond the Boardwalk and has shops, restaurants, fish market, ice cream parlor - even a tiki restaurant with a rotating bar. Towards the end of the wharf you can see and hear the seal lions lounging on the pylons.
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Santa Cruz Wharf
21 Municipal Wharf
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Yes, there's the Boardwalk, but a stroll on the wharf is nice too. The wharf is just beyond the Boardwalk and has shops, restaurants, fish market, ice cream parlor - even a tiki restaurant with a rotating bar. Towards the end of the wharf you can see and hear the seal lions lounging on the pylons.