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California's Original Surf TownThe Perfect Place to Hang Ten or Take Five

Breezy, beautiful and oh-so-mellow, Santa Cruz is California's ultra-cool beach town and a place where families gather to play on the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, surfers wait for the perfect wave at Steamer Lane and the world's luckiest college kids pair world-class academics with heart-pumping outdoor adventures.

ExploreSanta Cruz

Whether you're looking for an adventurous outdoor excursion or a relaxing day by the beach, Santa Cruz has something to offer everyone. From towering redwood forests to iconic amusement parks, this town has an abundance of cool things to see and do. So, if you're planning a trip to Santa Cruz, get ready for an unforgettable experience.

Beach cove with wave washing in at sunset bathed in orange light
Vintage-style chair swing ride
Woman smiling at the distance in a sun hat
Poolside blue mesh lounge chairs with tangerine-colored standing shade umbrellas

The PoolDream Inn

Grab a cabana bed and enjoy the sun with a signature cocktail or watch the waves as you cozu up the fire pit and sample our extensive poolside food menu

Woman with gold bracelet emerging from water

Cowell Beach Is CallingA Surfer's Dream-come-true

Cowell Beach skyline with calm blue waters

Set a few paces back from the sand and the surf, the Dream Inn sits directly atop the legendary Cowell Beach. This sandy spot offers beach volleyball courts, nearby street parking and the most famous surf spot in Santa Cruz, Steamer Lane. Just west of the Municipal Wharf, Cowell Beach sets the stage for spectacular views of the pier jutting out into the ocean, and is the perfect place to enjoy a colorful, awe-inspiring West Coast sunset.

Black and white surfer turning at top of wave Man practicing volleyball alone on beach

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175 W Cliff Dr,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 740-8069