Natural Bridges State Beach
Explore one of the most popular California State Parks in Santa Cruz and its three special areas of protection: a wetlands preserve, a marine protected area, and the only monarch butterfly preserve in the state. An oasis of calm on the edge of a busy coastal city, Natural Bridges State Beach offers a refuge to wildlife and people alike!
Credits: Sunburst Anemones by Brocken Inaglory / CC BY-SA 4.0 / Wikimedia Commons | Purple Sea Urchin: KQED QUEST - Some rights reserved. / Flickr |, Birds on Sea Arch by Don DeBold / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr | Historic Natural Bridges photo Courtesy Special Collections, University Library, University of California Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Historical photographs. |, Great Egret by Don DeBold / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr | Mallards by Marc Kjerland / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr | All other photos (C) California State Parks