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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Silvana Rodriguez on March 2, 2012

¡¡hermosos colores, muy buen encuadre!! cuanta pulcritud en este lugar!!!

Ernandes C Santos on March 2, 2012

Uma beleza de foto....Desejo Muita paz e saúde para você...Um abraço, do seu Amigo Ernandes...Saudações de São Paulo - Brasil

Natalie Colman on March 2, 2012

Very well exposed and great composition!

F3 and L4

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on March 2, 2012

Beautiful architecture of this light house.Like 5. Have a nice weekend, Canpao

R.K on March 2, 2012

beautiful photo and nice small description...i like wishes,.R.K

Garzer on March 2, 2012

Very good picture!Like 7! Greetings, Klaus

Slava S on March 2, 2012

Very beautiful photo! Fantastic!

Like & Fav.


Madame X on March 2, 2012

Querido Joe,

Vengo a hacer "repaso" de tus fotografías y a dejarte las estrellas que te mereces siempre. Porque alguna vez te perdiste entre mis islas y te hice pensar en las vacaciones :-).

¿Qué te puedo decir yo? Tienes un talento extraordinario. Cada vez que veo lo que haces, sonrío :-).

Like y STAR.

Un abrazo y feliz fin de semana,


Вадим Крюков on March 2, 2012

Beautiful photo! Regards, Vadim. L + F

Potoka on March 2, 2012

Bella toma . LIKE Un cordial saludo.

asanloj on March 2, 2012

Great light & colo.LIKE

dziwnowik on March 2, 2012

I ♥ THIS PHOTO !!!!! ~ ♥ YSL ♥ ♥ ♥

greetings from Poland , Peter ♥

add to group 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Ocminter octavio on March 3, 2012

Bonito faro


Un gran saludo, Octavio

Giovanni Magni (giov… on March 3, 2012

Sono molto belli i colori e la luce di questa foto.

LK 14 FV 8

Ciao e buon week end


Səməd on March 3, 2012

The brightness of the ambient confers a pleasant feeling! I liked.

Bassam Jayousi on March 3, 2012

Very beautiful view, great shot. Like

Best wishes, Bassam

~Marlene~ No Views! on March 3, 2012

Wonderful image framing and beautiful light, JOE! Like

Greetings, Marlene

József Rózsa on March 3, 2012

Hello JOE !

Very nice picture ! Like !!! József

İsmail Taşoğlu (yemt… on March 3, 2012

Hi JOE, Very beautiful view. Great compocition. Very elegant shot. Thanks for visiting my gallery.


Have a nice weekend, İsmail

FotOlga on March 3, 2012

JOE, beautiful view! L 20. Greetings, Olga

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