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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Comments (83)

Dumbrava Laur on March 10, 2012

Excellent framing and colors!


Victoria Vitkovska on March 10, 2012

very beautiful! Like Have a nice weekend, Joe!

Albrecht H. on March 10, 2012

Very nice picture, beautiful colours!!

LIKE 63 & YS 23

My best wishes - A.

Carlos Kist on March 10, 2012

Very nice shot and building Like.Best wishes from Brazil.Carlos

WINGEGUE on March 10, 2012

Very nice building! L Greetings Günter.

Deodato Lourenḉo on March 11, 2012

Hello my PANORAMIO FRIENDS! Thank you for the kind comments!

Thank you for the 23 Favorites and 65 Likes!


Jan Sognnes SAVE PAN… on March 13, 2012

Wonderful presentation of the old lighthouse! Like & Favorite

Have a nice day!

Greetings, Jan

Marco Balsinha on March 13, 2012

Bonito farol, gostei, cumprimentos de Portugal

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on March 15, 2012

Hello JOE!

Wonderful light house, beautiful shot. Like.

Greetings from Budapest, Viktor

Wonderful photo! Like!

& on March 26, 2012

very very nice photo!! like

BOGDAN de Varsovie on April 2, 2012

Very nice photo. LIKE. Best Greetings. Bogdan

spyros72 on April 5, 2012

Amazing picture!!!!!! L75, F25. Best wishes from Greece, Athens. Happy Easter.

Zlatan Olić on April 14, 2012

very nice shot

Deodato Lourenḉo on April 28, 2012

Thank you my Panoramio Friends for the nice comments! Thank you also for the 25 Fav's and 77 L's!


Sergey Sm on May 2, 2012

It is a beautiful lighthouse and a great photo! Like 78!

Maroš Kerek on May 12, 2012

Beautiful photo...L

Regards, Maroš

Potoka on May 22, 2012

Very beautiful picture

Nicie colors.


Greetings from Basque Country (Spain)

Manek Taolin on May 23, 2012

Beautiful lighthouse!


Best regards from Indonesia

Gori Bau on May 23, 2012

very interesting historical lighthouse => LIKE => best regards from Italy, F.

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    by Deodato Lourenḉo