seabright

Nestled between Downtown and Live Oak, Seabright is a charming Santa Cruz neighborhood. Though it doesn’t have expansive beaches, huge boardwalks, or bustling shopping districts like some of the other areas in Santa Cruz County, this quaint part of town offers peaceful natural scenery, low-traffic neighborhood roads, and all of the shops and services you need within a short distance. You’ll often see bikers riding in the evening and walkers out for a morning stroll at the Yacht Harbor or Seabright State Beach. It’s a great community with a small town atmosphere.

 Attractions

 

 
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

If you want to learn more about the area, you can sate your curiosity at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. For over 100 years, this public museum has been teaching the Santa Cruz community about the region’s plant and animal life. The museum features exhibits, workshops, educational activities, and lectures about the local environment and ecosystems. There’s also a large Gray Whale sculpture on display at its entrance, which has since become a fixture in the community.


Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

A favorite spot for morning jogs, the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is a staple of Seabright. Easily accessible from the Arana Gulch trail, residents can bike or walk down the length of the harbor, enjoying the sunshine, languid water, and beautiful yachts moored to the dock. Beyond housing the boats of Santa Cruz County residents, the Yacht Harbor is also home to plenty of great traditions, like the lighted boat parades that take place during the holidays.

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 beach

 

 
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Seabright Beach

Though the Seabright State Beach doesn’t have a grand boardwalk or an iconic natural bridge, it’s a fantastic space to hang out with friends, walk your dog, or just relax after a long day of work. Due to its long open hours, it’s ideal for hosting bonfires, roasting marshmallows, and taking a nighttime walk on the shore.

Recreation

 

 
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Chardonnay Sailing Charters

Experience Seabright from the water at Chardonnay Sailing Charters. Since 1984, this boating service has offered unique and personalized charter experiences. If you love champagne, then the “Champagne Brunch Charter” is perfect for you. Interested in sampling the local Santa Cruz cuisine? Try the “Taste of Santa Cruz Charter.” There are also options to catch the sunset at sea, get a glimpse at Santa Cruz marine life, and plenty more. It’s a great way to get out on the water and enjoy some delicious food.


Arana Gulch

Whether you’re looking for a great spot to bike, hike, or walk, Arana Gulch Trail has you covered. This public park contains 63 acres of open nature ready for you to explore. The main trail will bring you through scenic meadows, pastures, and wetlands – and if you’re lucky, you might just spot a Santa Cruz tar plant. This state endangered species was almost lost until efforts were launched to recover it. Today, Arana Gulch is one of the few places where the tar plant still exists.

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 schools

 

 

Public:

Gault Elementary School K-5th grade

Private:

Santa Cruz Children’s School K-6th grade

 seabright map