Twin Lakes Beach

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Beach Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Swim Rule: Dog Friendly
Shower Station: Yes
Fee: None
Services: Dog Walking
Description
If you're looking for the ultimate, sand-filled, saltwater expedition in sunny California for you and your pooch, look no further than the Twin Lakes State Beach in Santa Cruz! With a mile of beach, tons of oceanfront views, and fire pits available in the evening, you and your doggo can be California dreamin' together in no time. 


This pawtastic beach offers plenty of space for swimming, surfing, geocaching, sunbathing and more! With restrooms and showers, both indoor and outdoor, your dog can shower and rinse off too. There's also drinking water available, just be sure to bring a water bottle and bowl for convenience. If your pup gets their fill of the waves, you can walk the hiking trails found here. Visitors on the beach can often catch a glimpse of the abundant wildlife, such as cranes and gulls, sea lions, harbor seals, dolphins, and sea otters. If you come between December and April, you may even spot whales! 

The Twin Lakes Beach is mere walking minutes away from shops and restaurants, some of which are dog-friendly, but we don't imagine you or your canine companion will be all that interested in leaving the beach once you're all settled in.

Admission to the beach is free. Parking can be found along the side streets near the beach, but between May and September, you will need a paid permit to park there. Associated fees and pay stations can be found on the website. 

The Twin Lakes State Beach does requires that you keep your dog leashed while enjoying this sandy paradise. Be sure to keep on the dog-friendly side of the beach, meaning the area east of the Santa Cruz Harbor. Bring clean-up bags and be sure to pick up whatever your pup leaves behind.

For a puptastic day in the gorgeous California sun, plan a trip to the Twin Lakes State Beach with your pup today!

Address
East Cliff Dr. and 7th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Address
East Cliff Dr. and 7th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM