Location location location. Lots of beautiful locations in Santa Cruz and plenty of beaches to explore. During the week it is calm and relaxing, with not many visitors like the weekends.
This is a great spot to grab a coffee from one of the neighborhood coffee shops and sit on the cliffs and watch the ocean, or on the bench at the lookout point. You can see the Santa Cruz wharf and the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk on one side, and on the other side you can see Seabright beach where the lighthouse sits. A beautiful location to visit and relax at.