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Twin Lakes State Beach
The beach has a mile of sandy shoreline, popular for swimming and picnicking. The park’s adjacent Schwan's lake is a good location for bird watching.
Location - Directions
The small craft harbor in downtown Santa Cruz is approximately in the middle of Twin Lakes State Beach, which extends for a distance parallel to East Cliff Drive and Portola Drive.
Seasons - Climate - Recommended clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.
For parking information, please visit www.dpw.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/liveoak.htm.
Available Activities and Facilities at Twin Lakes State Beach
Exhibits and Programs
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available