Tidepools at Natural Bridges are brimming with life!
Low tides reveal sea stars, crabs, sea anemones and other colorful ocean life in the marine protected reserve, an “underwater State Park”. Pick up a free Friends Tide Book at the Natural Bridges and Seacliff ParkStores for the best time to glimpse the treasures of the deep.
The Forest Awaits at Nisene Marks
Explore 10,000 acres of rugged semi-wilderness on foot or by bike, then cap the adventure with a picnic in one of the park’s many picnic areas. Join us on Facebook or sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up-to-date on park news, such as the road resurfacing project and the new “tree bridge”.
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the park at the annual Heritage Harvest Festival in October, or just visit to explore the coastal bluffs and mountain bike trails. . Friends funds the ongoing restoration effort at Wilder Ranch.
Thanks to efforts of our supporters, the park has become a vibrant community cultural center and will remain open. Join us in September for the second annual Mole & Mariachi Festival and experience Your State Park Downtown.
Beach Days at Seacliff State Beach
Enjoy one of Santa Cruz’s favorite and most iconic beaches. Seacliff features an expansive beach, picnic areas, an interpretive center, a fishing pier and RV camping. Commemorate your visit with a souvenir from the ParkStore, located in the Visitor Center.
Pacific Migrations Center at New Brighton State Beach
Discover the hidden histories of unique local cultures — Portuguese, Chinese and other Pacific Rim societies — that migrated to this area. Also learn about today’s migrating bird, animal and aquatic species that return each season.
Saturday, September 13th
Rancho Del Oso Unit
10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, September 20th
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, September 27th
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
10:00am - 8:00pm