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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Bartolomeo “passione… on March 5, 2012



Ricardo Filho on March 5, 2012

Very beautiful

LIKE 43 + FAV 12

Best wishes,


Mi li on March 6, 2012

Very pretty~~~~~perfect shot, like it.

Pom' Angers on March 6, 2012

YsL. Cordial salut, pom'

Bermard Agulo on March 6, 2012

Consistently fantastic images! A joy to view. Thanks for sharing, Joe

F14 + L46

best wishes,


amadeus2050 on March 6, 2012

Beautiful photo. LIKE48. Best regards.


senmax on March 6, 2012

Excellent photo! Like!

Søren Terp on March 6, 2012

Beautiful small lighthouse - like and YS!

Alla Saed on March 6, 2012

صورة رائعة البوم مميز تحيات م علاء سعيد من ليبيا like

Adem Dogan /ON HOLID… on March 6, 2012

Hello JOE

Stunning Image Composition with an Splendid Light House View!


Best Greetings, Adem Dogan

Dr.Azzouqa on March 6, 2012

Excellent composition.


Best wishes from Jordan.


Dr.Azzouqa on March 6, 2012

and a YS

Best wishes from Jordan.


Omar Gobbi on March 8, 2012

Excellent photo, great capture, <LIKE+FAV>, best regards from Argentina. "Omar"

**Melinda❧** on March 9, 2012

Very nice photo!


Best wishes,Melinda

Thanasis Germanos on March 9, 2012

It's a very nice photo. L55!!!! Greetings and best wishes Thanasis

Oleksandr Mizyn on March 9, 2012

Прекрасная архитектура. красивое здание. с наилучшими пожеланиями из Украины!

Victor “Afrocan” GIL… on March 9, 2012

Preciosa foto, saludos cordiales desde Canarias, Víctor

Mehrdad - HQPs Group on March 9, 2012

Dear Joe

That's beautiful job. Nicely composed and well captured. Like - 58

Best Regards, Mehrdad

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Melsen Felipe on March 10, 2012

Maravillosa imagen, L + F

Un cordial desde Costa Rica, Melsen Felipe

Вадим Крюков 2 on March 10, 2012

Beautiful photo! Regards, Vadim. L + F

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