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Our diverse parks and beaches have something for everyone. Find your next adventure!
New bilingual interpretive panels have been installed at Seabright State Beach and the historic Castle Beach gate has been restored. Check them out next time you visit.LEARN
It's Monarch season on the Central Coast. View migrating butterflies at Natural Bridges State Beach or Lighthouse Field State BeachVISIT
The stairs at Manresa Uplands State Beach have been repaired, restoring access between the bluffs and the beach. Plan your visit today.EXPLORE
The Horse Camp at Rancho Del Oso Unit on the coast side of Big Basin is open for interim walk-in and bike-in, non-equestrian camping. Reservations required.CAMP
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends) is a vital partner with California State Parks, creatively working to ensure our cherished local parks and beaches are thriving and available to all. Friends’ innovative and collaborative community partnership provides support and investment for education, equity and inclusion, conservation, facilities improvements, historic preservation and cultural events.I want to help!