Santa Cruz California Light House (Surfing Museum)

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Lighthouse Field State Beach

Also known as Point Santa Cruz, this area forms the northern boundary of Monterey Bay. It is one of the last open headlands in any California urban area. Surfers, tourists, birds – including the rare Black Swift and wintering Monarch butterflies are drawn to this area. Sea lions populate the offshore rocks.

Lighthouse Field State Beach has the distinction of being home to California's first surfing museum. The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is in the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse at Lighthouse Point on West Cliff Drive. Overlooking internationally renowned surfing hotspot Steamer Lane, this museum has photographs, surfboards, and other interesting items tracing over 100 years of surfing history in Santa Cruz.

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Jawed Hasan on July 8, 2012

Beautiful composition
best wishes, Jawed

Deodato Lourenḉo on October 8, 2012

Thank you my Panoramio Friends for the 84 Likes and Special Thank you to those of you who left behind 29 Favorites!


Mr Toes on January 7, 2014

Your gallery is very beautiful! This photo is very beautiful also! F32+L88

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    by Deodato Lourenḉo