Cowell Beach / Main Beach

4.5 stars from 2 reviews
Address Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95067
Long, wide family friendly beach adjacent to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Legendary beach where your great grandma wore here full body swim suit back in the 1920s.

Features
• Facilities: ADA Accessible • Facilities: Bathrooms
• Facilities: Concession Stand • Facilities: Equipment Rentals
• Facilities: Showers • Type: Kid Friendly
• Parking: Fees For Parking • Parking: Good / Plenty
• Parking: Street only • Good For: Boogie Boarding
• Good For: Sunsets

Tom Telfer's Take
Cowell Beach is the most popular beach in Santa Cruz in terms of visitors. It was also in the top ranking for the "Dirtiest Water in California".
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Grayson G
Joined: May 2016
Reviews: 54
Likes Received: 7
I love Cowell Beach. It is a nice open and sunny spot, on the other side of the wharf. I like Cowell's Beach because it is not always crowded. Most people leave that beach empty and go to the boardwalk beach. It is one of my top choices. It is a great beach to take your girlfriend or boyfriend to!
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