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Natural Bridges State Beach – First Day Habitat Hike

January 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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One event on January 1, 2024 at 1:00 pm

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Park Name:   Natural Bridges State Beach

  • Where: Meet at Visitor Center

  • Time:  11:30 am

  • What to expect:  Habitat hike where we explore several of the 12 habitats found within Natural Bridges State Beach.  We will start in our Monarch Grove where we will look for Monarch butterflies and Great Horned owls.  We will continue past the vernal pond where we may see birds and hear frogs.  After that we will enter the meadow which is a good place to look for Natural Bridges’ herd of deer.  We will continue through willow habitat and then into sandy dunes and finish on the beach.

  • Length of hike:  1 mile

  • Duration:  1.5 hours

  • Ages: All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

  • Preparation: Dress in layers, Bring binoculars if you have them.  Sign up required:

  • Special instructions: There is a short section of the hike where there are some large steps up over rocks.  This hike is not suitable for strollers.

  • Parking: $10.00 if park in main lot by visitor center

  • Contact: Phone:  (831) 423 – 4609 x8, email:  naturalbridges@ports-ca.us

  • Social media: Follow us at Facebook:  @NaturalBridgesStateBeach  Instagram:

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Natural Bridges State Beach
2531 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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