This guide lists some of the best nude beaches in Santa Cruz County. We give ratings of “A” to places that are large or long-established and where the crowd is mostly nude, “B” to ones where fewer than half of the users are nude, “C” to small or emerging nude areas and “D” to spots we don’t recommend.
A few nude sunbathers also frequent the Santa Cruz County nude beaches in town including Four Mile Beach, Natural Bridges, Beach, and It's Beach. South of Santa Cruz, they go to Cowell, La Selva, Rio del Mar, and Manresa but use at all of those is light and sporadic.
Santa Cruz is has some of the best beaches in all of California and several nude beach options too. It’s a short drive to this area of the coast for millions of people in .
Reviews on Nude Beach in Santa Cruz, CA - Pleasure Point, West Cliff Drive, Natural Bridges State Beach, Wilder Ranch State Park, Its Beach, Fall Creek - Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.