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Explore Seacliff State Beach's history with a guided walk in March

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Explore Santa Cruz’s history with our new book, The Mission Santa Cruz Mystery.

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It’s Elephant Seal season at Año Nuevo State Park. RVSP for a tour!

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#tistheseason for #pinkfloweringcurrant in #nisenemarks. Check out our story from two years ago today. #ribessanguineum, we applaud your consistency in this often unpredictable world. 🌸 #californiawildflowers #thatsmypark #nisenemarks #nisenemarksstatepark #forestofnisenemarks #forestofnisenemarksstatepark #aptos #santacruzmountains #centralcalifornia #redwoods #redwoodforest #castateparks ...

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This colorful little one in a tide pool at Natural Bridges is looking out to see who came to visit today.
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#wildlifewednesday #thatsmypark #naturalbridges #naturalbridgesstatebeach #castateparks #livetheparkslife
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Sea foam green Wilder Ranch beauty. 🌊
Hike, bike, run, or ride your horse - you can do it all with this wildly gorgeous backdrop. 😍
Photo 📷 | indigobeachproperties
#visitsantacruz #santacruznow #santacruz #wilderranch #wilder #davenport #thatsmypark #castateparks #wilderranchstatepark #beautiful #coast #norcal #ocean #seafoam #seafoamgreen
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Beach weather in the middle of the week... 🏖 It’s either a huge bonus or pure torture. Who getting to enjoy it? 🤚
Photo 📷 | allisongillies
#visitsantacruz #santacruznow #santacruz #aptos #riodelmar #seacliff #riodelmarstatebeach #thatsmypark #beachweather #beachdays
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#WildlifeWednesday: One month left to take a guided elephant seal tours at Año Nuevo State Park. Book yours online today or grab one of the first-come, first-served tickets at the park. Link in bio. #elephantseals#anonuevostatepark #californiawildlife #pinnipeds #thatsmypark ...

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